There is acting

and then there is acting

Those actors on stages created by others

playing roles designed by directors

and saying lines written by authors

may find permission

for acting-out aspects of themselves

which quickly retreat into oblivion

once stage lights go off

But then there are other actors

who require no stage, or role, or lines

from outside their own hearts and minds

for acting heartily and thinking creatively

in all world places

and throughout the many stages of life

personifying, even without knowledge,

the existential truth that

being is acting