what he pretends

What He Pretends


He pretends
his life
hasn’t been
ruled by
the paralysis
of indecision.


He pretends
it’s not
too late to
start over.


He pretends
he’s preparing to
rectify things.


He keeps
showing up
for auditions
but leaves
before his
name is


He rides
the bus home
& pretends
his fellow
sense what
he could
have been.

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