A Comma

A comma is not an end —
Or is it? A pause, a break
meant to ponder what’s at stake,
to postpone, or to suspend…

A comma will let you rest,
reflect on what was said,
on the living and the dead,
on how you think it best
to start over again
and live, love, laugh or weep,
work all day, get to sleep,
oblivious of all pain
or worries: you’ll pretend
life is slower than it seems,
even closer to your dreams:
for a comma, you know,
a comma is not an end.