sunsets
(for Michele Mais, 1999 Theatre L.A. Ovation Award nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical)
You said,
chasing sunsets will blind you.
I've realized lately, you're right.
You sing us your song
so moving, it feels like waves breaking
your voice thrusts melodies aloft 
that the music plays just to hear,
our time's only measure the curtain,
separating us again and again.
You play us the part,
wildly entwining your audience
in enthralled columns of spotlights;
smoldering sunsets in orange and gold
lilac love, your blues embrace you with purple
and I break the bread of breathlessness
in the aisleways with strangers.
Your voice's embrace, 
afternoon sun on bare skin
through shadows of me falling deeply,
swayed in the melody, orange and honey
clinging indelibly, each note lingers, 
their evening clouds echo last light
before fading.
So look at me now,
let your gaze set soft on my shoulders
can you sing me my dream,
this chasing sunsets?
Jon Bohrn (1999)

singer - Summer '99 tribute to Maisey & TLS

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The Last Session's closing performance
Closing performance of The Last Session - Michele Mais, Jeff Juday, Bob Stillman, Amy Coleman, Steve Braverman. (Photo by Roberta Z., TLS' "official unofficial" photographer)
San Diego Rep production of 'Bandido'
Michele Mais (center) in the San Diego Repertory production of Luis Valdez' Bandido
Luis Valdez and Michele Mais
Director Luis Valdez and Michele Mais at Bandido rehearsal. (Photo by Debbi Morrelo / Union Tribune)

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