weren’t the credits supposed to roll?
after the lock clicked home
in that room where they send
people like me

wasn’t the story over then?
a cautionary tale
or a morbid show for
them who feign disinterest

but I awoke
deprived an end
given a future
empty as tundra

do I write an end?
or fill that void
make something
just so there is a thing

all I am now is something
overlaying nothing
in the space where
there should have been credits

and it’s pretty good