The Man Behind the Curtain

by Jeff Geiger

night black turtleneck wraps

loose blue jeans sag

spectacles glisten from the spotlight

look out at my fans, waving, smiling

knowing that I've touched

each of them

personally, profoundly

professionally, perfectly

I go to where the puck is going to be

I find it more fun to be a pirate

I would trade it all for an afternoon with


leaving the platform is bittersweet

having so much more to say

but knowing

that they'll do it all in their own way