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

sleeplessly

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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