3 Haiku from the Pit

by Lorna Frankel

I. OVERTURE

Black shirts, black trousers
tune up in the dimming lights.
Arms raise to begin – 

II. INTERVAL

Dialogue means tea
and emptied valves. Interval 
means spit avoidance.

III. FINALE

Applause: the vamp bar
endlessly circulating.
Pack up. Hit the pub.