Riveted – Robyn Sarah
It is possible that things will not get better than they are now, or have been known to be. It is possible that we are past the middle now.
It is possible that we have crossed the great water without knowing it, and stand now on the other side.
Yes: I think we have crossed it. Now we are being given tickets, and they are not tickets to the show we had been thinking of, but to a different show, clearly inferior.
Check again: it is our own name on the envelope. The tickets are to that other show.
It is possible that we will walk out of the darkened hall without waiting for the last act: people do. Some people do.
But it is probable that we will stay seated in our narrow seats all throught he tedious denouement to the unsurprising end – riveted, as it were; spellbound by our own imperfect lives because they are lives, and because they are ours.