I walk

onto stage

in the dark,

a flutter

in my heart,

a thought of

"can I do it right?"

For a second, I wish

I wasn't there, but then

the lights are on,

and it's time

to perform.

With the first words,

the flutter lessens,

I begin to feel proud

and amazed

that I can do

this wondrous thing,

and let people

travel to any time

or place, and away

from their own troubles.