At Bills words, the man
In the bed began to turn, to roll
Himself
Over, in the careful way
That becomes instinctive when your kneecap
Is broken: first he planted

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Written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, Parsimony, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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Who was tending the store while I
Gave evidence
That Monday morning? It was Paulie, my boss, the owner
Of Omni
Video. Now, Ive known Paulie

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Group Theory, written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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That night,
In that train station—

I mean
Here, in this—

This place

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Written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, Teratology, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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“But the last time
I saw you,I said, you were on
A ventilator. Yesterday, downstairs, in the Cardiac
ICU....

“Oh yes, yes, of course,said Bill. I have heard
Reports

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Written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, Parsimony, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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What was so funny
About Gunther Mandrake? Well, nothing, really—
To judge
From the faces of the cop and the D.A—
Id only
Heard the name once

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Group Theory, written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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And so, for some time now,
Ive been alone,
Undisturbed
By the presence or absence, the desire
Or disgust
Of any overnight companions. The train station is still

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Written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, Teratology, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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When the doors
Of the Blue Elevator
Opened, I saw Janice inside
In a white
Lab coat.

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Written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, Parsimony, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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Where did I get
A crazy idea like that? You see, for a moment there—
In my panic, my desire
To run away,
I actually thought—it actually seemed possible—

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Group Theory, written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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(His eyes remain closed.)

Right then, all I wanted—
Despite my eager, throbbing hand
Which still
Yearned for the delirious
Knowledgeable
Magic of her touch—all I wanted was for her

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Written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, Teratology, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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At periodic
Intervals along the corridors
That led
To the Blue Elevator, there were mirrored
Globes in the ceilings, half globes
And quarter globes, fishbowls

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Written and performed by David Brendan O'Meara, Parsimony, is one of the verse monologues included in Three Plays for One Actor.

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