Invisible
Stage




















SAN' SERIF


Collected
Plays

by
Al't Ord'n




















Contents


Intro'
Ellipses
Café
Inside
Odes
Seasons
Questions
Relics
Sayings
Why 
None 
Trees 
Remnan's
Birthday
Solstice
Drop
Sermons
Invisible
Way
Human
Cycles
Autobio'
Email




















Intro'




















Forms,
acting,
create 
mean-
ing.




















i




















I


I


I.




















II


Ill


I!




















III


I'll


I...




















Ellipses



















Flame


A
dot
at
a
dis-
tance. 

Light 
in
the
dark. 

It
moves. 

It
goes
out.




















Lights


Green: go;
yellow:
slow
down;
red: stop.

Go;
slow,
stop.

Go.




















.


. . . . . . .

. . .". . . .". . .

. . .". . . : . . . .". . .

. . ."I'll . . . go: . . . far.". . .

. . ."I'll be where I go: It will be far.". . .

           be where I        It will be




















Café




















1


I sit with three
empty chairs.

I lean forward.

My knee
slightly touches
one chair.

The other
barely reaches
the second.

I lean back.

The third chair
is most distant.




















2


I sit
between
two chairs.

The third
is
taken. 




















3


sit
beside
one 
chair.




















4


I lay
my
hand
on
the
table.




















5


I
lean
in
my
chair.

It
tilts.




















6


One
chair
with
no
one
in
it.




















Inside




















Door


Dark
room.

Faint 
forms.

Color,
muted.




















Vase


A few
flowers.

Two 
wild.

One,
white.





















Hour


Clock
ticks.

Hands
move.

One,
barely.




















Tick


Whisper'd
word.

Echo
fades.

Silent,
finally. 





















Odes




















Language


Verily
voiced.

Heard 
word.

Seen
sound.

Solidifies
silence.



















I


Little 
line.

Lone 
letter.

Lean
word.

Leads
crowds.




















Wheat


Above
the mud.

Against
the flood.

A stalk
of grain.

Stands
in rain.




















Water


Perfectly
clear.

Elegantly
simple.

Beautifully
precise.

Profoundly
common.




















Seasons




















Autumn


A leaf
falls
to
the
ground.

Breezes
rattle it
down
the
street.

Grass
slows
its
fast
roll.

Still,
now,
by
a
ston'.




















Winter


A bough,
broken,
bows
low.

Heavy
with
wet
snow.

Sways
in
the
wind.

Side
to
side
slow.




















Spring


A wind
wears
water
away.




















Summ'r


Grass
slowly
grows. 





















Questions




















If I be-
come,
who
am
I?





















If I
create,
what
will I
know?





















If 
act,
when
can
be?





















If
I am,
how
am I
not?





















If I go,
where
will
I
end?





















Relics



















A
place
to
sit,
eat,
and
lie
is
a
life.

Moments
alone
or
with 
others
is
life.



















One


Word
appears
to lead;
hand
to heal.

Love
felt,
left,
with
hate.

This
is
as
it
was.

























Two


Hands
held;
hardly
felt.

Love,
light
as
life.

Cold
claims
bodily
warmth.

Know,
now
will
go.




















Full


Moon
mirrors
sun's
light.

Breeze
moves
light
leaves.

Window
looks
into
room.

A dream
appears
to be
real.




















Sayings




















Common
mundane
commune
commands.




















Self,
abandoned,
emerges.




















Cooperation
advances.

Competition
regresses.




















Tradition
retards.




















Stillness is 
peace.

Happiness
is health.




















Health
heals
all.




















Carefulness is
hesitance.

Carelessness
is haste.


 
















Why




















Is


All'
still.



















Am


I'
me.




















Will


We'
liv'.




















None




















Gone


Some
come
home.




















Go


To
do
so.




















Trees




















Ash


Twirling;
unborn.

Years,
rooted.




















Pine


Thou-
sands
of
sea-
sons
of
move-
ment.




















Willow


Weeping
in rain.

Whipping
in wind.




















Storm


Leaves,
all, lost.

Boughs,
broken.

Roots
remain.




















Remnan's




















Three


Flowers
in
a
window.

Two
in
a
row.

One
on
its
own.




















Grassland


Five bunnies
running by;
one sits
by my side.

Five bunnies
by my side;
one sits
the rest lie.

Bunnies run.

Bunnies rest.

Five lie by
my side.




















Winner


Longest
lived.

Least
suffered.




















Eyes


Thin in
bright 
light.

Full
at
night. 




















The


Simple 
word;
little 
one.

Lost
in
the
crowd.




















Street


Lamps
of two 
adjacent 
pairs,
diagonally,
dim.




















Birthday




















A
fluffy
cupcake
and
a
candle.




















Lit


Can-
dle
on a
cup-
cake.




















Wick


Icin'
on
wax.




















Solstice 



















Sunrise


Coming
tomorrow 
morning.




















Sunset


Bound 
down for
ground.




















Drop




















Silent.

Slight.

Slow.




















Silently
present.

Slightly
alight.

Slowly
flowing. 





















Drops


Dripping,
slowly.

Damping,
sligh'ly.

Draining,
silen'ly.




















Drops (1)


Dripping,
slowly,
from
a pen.

Damping,
slightly,
white
paper.

Draining,
silently,
black
ink.




















Drops (2)


Tears, dripping,
slowly.

Cheek, damping,
slightly.

Sorrows, draining,
silently.




















Drops (3)


Dripping from
heaven, slowly.

Damping the
earth, slightly.

Draining to
hell, silently.





















Allowed,
slowly.

Lighted,
slightly.

Seen,
silently.



















Slow.

Sligh'. 

Silen'.




















Sermons




















Awake


Know 
now. 

Feel
full.

Be a
body. 

Move
to rest. 

Rest in
motion. 

The
motion 
in the 
moment 
is most
important.




















Life


There exists
a god.

There are
angels.

This is
heaven.

Hell
is death.




















Invisible




















I


Form
is from
motion.

Movement
makes
moments.

Stillness
spans
time.

Almost
still, all'
seen.




















II


Un-
seen. 

Hidden 
from view. 

Too subtle 
to notice.

Too gentle
to know. 

Trans-
parent.




















III


A
lea'
flies. 

Fallen 
ones 
dance. 

Brown
a-
bounds.

A
leaf
lies.

Some 
trem-
ble.




















Way




















Without
wants.

Below
others.

Only 
needs.

Aim- 
less.



















Wants 


Aspirations
block.

Longings
stifle. 

Desires
drain.

Goals
exhaust. 




















Needs


Clean 
air.

Fresh
food.

Deep
warmth

Sound
sleep.




















With-
out.

Be-
low.

On-
ly.

Aim-
less.




















Human




















Self 


Birthed by
the mind. 

Lives in
the heart. 

Dies with
the body. 




















Mind


Sees.

Hears.

Thinks.

Speaks.




















Heart 


Feels. 

Beats.

Races. 

Slows.




















Body


Stands.

Walks.

Runs. 

Lies.




















Drug 


Mind
spins. 

Heart
races. 

Body
fails.




















Death


Thoughts
cut.

Beats
line.

Hand
strokes.




















Engraving


Brush-
stroke.

Painted
line.

Chiseled
cut.




















Cycles




















Play


Be-
gin-
ning.

Mid-
dle.

End.




















Year


Spring.

Sum-
mer.

Fall.

Win-
ter.




















Day


Morn-
ing.

Af-
ter-
noon.

Eve-
ning.

Night.


















Time


Hour.

Min- 
ute.

Sec-
ond.



















Race


Start.

Cir-
cle.

Fin-
ish.




















Autobio'




















Words 
were my
first love.

We were,
alas,
too youn'.

Now, we
grow old
together.


















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