The Stage Behind The Music

Caliban plays drums in a rock band.
Towards the end of their performances,
He lights his sticks on fire, and finishes
The set with a drum solo that is
A fiery blur of movement and booms.

The rest of the band are:
Touchstone on the keys,
Falstaff on the tambourine,
Othello on base guitar,
With Romeo on lead guitar and vocals.

This band, named Full Circle,
Is managed by King Lear.
Hamlet is their equipment manager,
And Lady Macbeth is their publicist.

With such an ensemble of characters
With dominant personalities,
It is no small wonder that Full Circle
Was destined for tragic greatness.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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