“To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe.”
Others’ attitudes and perceptions.
I fight, will continue to fight,
To prove to those that
Dismiss me, never pausing to consider me,
Believing I have nothing left to offer,
How ridiculously wrong they are.
I possess and will continue to possess
Worth, wisdom, life and love
To be shared.
Though my gait is not so fast,
My body not so robust,
My collective years of living
Make me invaluable,
Even vital to another.
If given the chance.
Life presents me
Playing with my heart.
The universe constantly connects me
to human outlets with only ephemeral current.
Currents with staying power
That lack the amperage Necessary to sustain
An electrified coupling.
Maybe an introspective
Rewiring is called for;
One more energy efficient
One without high voltage
Synopsis: A son’s inability to write a tribute poem for his father’s 75th birthday party gives him a chance to reflect on his life and his father the opportunity to come clean regarding his.
This play is 75 pages, but can be read in a little more than an hour.
NOTE: We will be having a reading of “Shoes” at the end of February on Zoom. This reading will be in Spanish. Later this year I hope to do it again in English.