Don’t negotiate,

or try to simplify,

or ponder upon

alternate endings.

Don’t rationalize;

Don’t testify

and plead your case

only to engender disorder.

Don’t hover,

or take your gift as a given;

Don’t assume

the overwhelming yen

won’t dissolve over time;

Don’t go any closer;

Don’t be an actor,

or attempt to realize

elaborate illusions-

the Dangerous Mirage.

Don’t take a step further;

Don’t decide

to be indecisive,

to falter,

burst at seams;

Don’t endeavour

to tread simultaneous

both forks of the road;

Don’t be fearful,

or hesitate to accept

reality as reality;

Don’t be fearful.