That Night at the Hyatt

You had it that night at the Hyatt.
Your red dress, high heeled shoes, and makeup
were only the props for your show.
You were the star, your script,
to play the perfect whore,
proudly professional and convinced
in every movement of your body.
You would have moved with style,
that elusive thing that few young people have
that shows immediately that you are to be seen,
and judged a character with individual
integrity and identity.
No matter the profession that you played,
your part would be done with style, with panache,
with all the skill and craft that you had learned!

© 2012 Malcolm Miller. All rights reserved. Content may not be copied or used in whole or part without written permission from the author.

Bio: Malcolm is one of the (most) senior members of ERWA (in age, that is) and has five published volumes of poems. He is a retired astronomer, (and actor, teacher, pilot, etc.) and was educated at the University of Western Australia, about sixty years ago.

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