New Act

Once you stood on the stage
    clear of speech, agile of movement.
Then you graduated to the movies
    and acquired fame and fans.
Now you lie here
    speech a jumble
    movement contracted to arm acting.
Have they forgotten about you?
But now you stand
    behind the curtain waiting
    for your call onto a new stage
    where generations and ages await you.

©2010, John A. Mills