Draw the drapes

Excerpt from The Gap - solo performance by Michael Rauter

                                           texts by Daniella Strasfogel


A beetle, a bird

A thrumming, a rustle

A crackling, a wobble

A running, a babble


The drowning

And the undrowning

Frantic fish preparing for battle

The drowning then the undrowning


Shut up the drapes

Draw the door

Close the woods


A knobble, a crickle

A stumble, a stopping

A whoosh and a whistle



The seeping and sopping

the hooting and shushing

the wide slow rushing

the drowning undrowning