anticipated end

in anticipation of the end
we hang
depend
watch the day distend
we have been organising books
avoiding cat-claw hooks

treading across the carpet
naked from the shower
all the towels in the laundry
trying not to leave wet patches

we are thinking about writing
and the things we want to say
the way it might all play out
the certainty versus the doubt
the things we can do without
information downpour; fact drought

this too shall pass
water under the bridge
coughed into a hankie