Concierto Del Hermit Crab

The lights fade up
stage gleams white
now the performance
of my life

Seems so perfect
the arena so vast
thousand backstage helpers
seething audience at their task

They've come to listen
from everywhere
bleachers are full]
a sea at the rear

I'll play the same to one
as I will to this mass
each is important
even if they're hermit crabs

They move to the song
come lapping forth
house on their backs
wanting some more