06 October 2014

After The Event


The anticlimax of an intractably dull 
event isn’t exactly all its cracked up 
to be, there’s disappointment, those 
non-event yawns of disillusionment - 
a comedown as reality appeals to its 
mawkish sense of bathos and fails - 
damp-squibishly I might add with no 
resounding bang, more a tame and 

gelid whimper - but therein you see 
the reasoning with clarity of a sane 
moment; - it wasn’t supposed to be 
wasted opportunity, after-the-event 
event or whatever you conclude, & 
if it taught you anything you lose 

© 17 September 2014, I. D. Carswell