Michael Trigg – (Year 13, Wellington College)

Act One

Zips up, buttons buttoned,
Put on someone else’s face.

                                                                                                                           

Do re me

Stretch the mind, the body and the voice.
Silent, one sided conversation in a corner.

Fa so la

Breathe in through the nose,
Out through the mouth.
Each breath in filling you with someone else.
Each breath out, emptying you of yourself.

Ti do do

Look around, recognise faces
And acknowledge their presence.

Ti la so

Briefcase.
Umbrella.
Hat.

Fa me re

Anticipation.
Blaring silence.

Do

Curtain up.