Krapp's Last Tape

By Doug Holder

PROMPT — Who am I today?

I am the widower

who stares at

framed pictures

and talks to ghosts.

I am an aging man

who hears

voices

in the

cracks

of the floorboards.

I am "Krapp's Last Tape"

a spool

that is constantly

rewound to

a fleeting moment

when her eyes

opened and

she let me in.


**** Krapp's Last Tape" is a play by Samuel Beckett

 

Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. His work has appeared in the Worcester Review, Caesura, Soul Lit, Rattle, and many others. He teaches writing at Endicott College. Doug writes from Somerville, MA.