Like the finale curtain dropping

descending in the middle of the last act

falling on a good actor

in a bad play

smothering the finale words

expecting no roses

no standing cheers

encore bravo rave

no closing bow

the early dark of fall

it sends shadows dancing way too early

the mistress of light will have her way

to dance by the yard

like a jackal on my grave

© 2012, Dan Sanders. All rights reserved.

Dan Sanders (34 Posts)

I made it through college, started at Pace in New York, family seemed to think I needed a business degree. I didn't last long, two double periods of accounting a week and I was off to N.Y. U. To make a long story short ( too late for that) I graduated from UCLA and actually, my biggest kick out of that is just saying, especially here on the east coast UCLA, but I could care less, been in Boston since 1975, though I was coming for a year or so. A very good friend at the time, she said to me "Dan you'll never leave Boston" so dear Florida “Sun Spot Baby" you're down there, been in and out of radio, TV, acting and that's me in a nut shell.


  1. wow. just wow. Very profound. Very well expressed. :)

  2. Dan Sanders (Author)

    Wow right back you. You always wow with your writings

  3. so sweet of you to say Dan. I never feel like I do. lol You are very kind. :)

  4. Dan Sanders (Author)


    I never do either, and I’ll bet we’re not alone :-)

  5. Dan, you gave me chills. Very Halloweeny and spooky. I’d just like to point out that you’re still here, so enough of this grave dancing! Oh, it’s poetic license? Well, that’s okay. :)

  6. Dan Sanders (Author)

    Finally after all these yeas I got you to quiver LOL

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