follow the score and
you will never wait.

follow the instructions and you'll
always be right

follow the pathway. for a new beginning.
and end. pen on paper.

take off your shoes, unzip your jacket and redo your hair.
allow to be seen, especially your fingers and toes.

I allow you to watch, I allow you to participate, I allow you to wonder
I allow you to think I allow you to not know
I want you to wait.

perhaps we don't yet know how to

*2022 Yelena Arakelow

                      “the end” by Yelena Arakelow,picture by Vígfus Birgisson