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I put out all this energy into a fake life
that lives on in my résumé. Energy never dies,
it just moves on to the next thing, whatever
you invest it in, my work, my résumé, transference.
I put all that energy into the wrong line of work,
but it could serve me when others read its contents;
two years here, five years there, one year here,
and it was hard work to act like I loved it.
I am a writer and an actor, I love writing deeper
than anything else I love, and everything else
is an act, I act it out passionately, as if my life
depended on it, but only acting work depends on it.
© 2014 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Saturday, February 8, 2014, and is about my acting work. Haha.
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