Crimson Directions

Pacts made.
Remorse erased.
Punctuation marks deleted.
From any am to all pm
means “cancelled for now”;
“Never again” translates “unrepeated”
Growing the old child within young,
I'll turn off the wrong weather forecasts
and drop down the final curtain.
Lost yet found,
Played but unmade like an impersonal prediction;
Only one right time and place.
One line, one act, one stage.
One hand to be held
and cry.