After you don't, in fact, get it
done, or after they don't let you in,
you sit at a table and look across
at yourself. You stare, shrug, and smile.
For you know it's all been a comedy,
a practical joke:
you knocked on a door and produced
no sound, then found out
it was the wrong door anyway.
You then come to think that
you've been one of those
who sometimes help others
get what they want to do done,
who hear the knocking
and open up.
hans ostrom 2014