The Puppeteer

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Always in the shadows,
Quiet, calm and invisible,
Forever watching and listening,
Looking at people.

Wherever he is , aware,
Noticing the little details,
The sound, the smell,
How humans move, how individuals talk.

Living in two worlds,
One as a participant,
One behind the scene,
It’s his way.

In his cave, he’s on his own,
Though the stage is never far,
Is observing a passive act?
Not if strings are around the fingers.———
Gokarna beach, India, 2009.
Poem by face reading Master, Eric Standop.
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