Spoiler Alert

Reading ahead
to see who done it.
Fast forwarding
to see who survived.
Thatís me ó
intolerant of suspense.

Donít spoil the story!
Some insist
raising hands
to shield their eyes.

While I argue
nothing is ruined.
Death and broken heart
are easier to accept
with the ending known.

I can stop worrying,
appreciate nuance,
heightened emotion,
admire how smoothly
the narrative swims
to its final shore.

And traveling closer
to my own last page,
I am more conscious
of each chapter,
how each sentence flows
in a story that wonít be told
any other way.

Jacqueline Jules

If you have any comments on this poem,  Jacqueline Jules  would be pleased to hear from you.