If you are not going to be around
where are you going?
How do you feel about this
change of circumstance
that you foresee
but cannot date?
Are you going on holiday
or is it the end of your holiday?
What will you say
when the phone rings?

Somebody is shadowing you
on the other side
of the wall
and is indicating
that they might soon
step into your road.

You are trying to get
out of the way, as it were
behind an arras, to find
more time
to say something more and
settle up

before meeting the mister
we only meet once.
A doctor, a child,
a mother, all these
and others too
we might know
only once,
once might have to do
have to suffice
in a one-way world.