Theater Woes

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #282 – Hopper Inspired
“Write to painting.”


New York Movie, 1939 by Edward Hopper Courtesy of

How I hate the term, ‘usherette’.
We all wear identical uniforms. Shall
I say, ‘Good evening, may I usherette
you to your seat’? 

This performance is sold out,
yet seats remain vacant. I am sure
late stragglers will tip-toe in
murmuring, sorry, to those
seated who will have to stand
to accommodate them.  Mean
-while, I have a short break,
leaning against the radiator
in my un-identical heels.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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