Cheek to Jowl (Macbeth)

Duncan has died and they

are huddled on each other

crying openly as Macbeth

talks about the tragedies

inside his walls


They are rending their clothes


And later

when Lady Macbeth


walks her hands stained and

screaming throws herself

against the floors


Those very same people

will huddle each

with an empty crate

they will pack her voice

and carry it off the stage


Leaving her alone in nightclothes

–Michael Wilson

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