Real Artist

An empty hall
no audience.
But the actor
is giving performance.
He made plenty
and he is prepared.
But the people
are somewhere
watching their phones.

He plays,
like he is the last artist on Earth.

This is what he can do.

Until the last theatre exists.

Dessy Tsvetkova, a Bulgarian currently living in Belgium, has 5 poetry books in Bulgarian, 1 in English, Wind Whispers. She has also compiled an anthology, River of Words. Dessy, a member of the Flemish Party for Poetry, won 1st place for poetry in the World Literature Festival in Brashov, Romania, 2022. Read other articles by Dessy.