The late


The show started late

An audience bored by curtain call,

The cast that had been ready 

Had now begun to fall.  

The show started late

So late that the queues were no longer swollen. 

The once unique script leaked, 

All the good ideas stolen. 

The show started late 

The cast deserted the director, 

All the lights went out 

On the heels of the last defector. 

The show started late

None got to see the lead cry, 

The show started late

So unfortunately did I.