OR NEARLY SO



To not disappear into obscurity was what they were after.
Plans were carefully drawn up with notes in the margins
and calculations were sketched on the backs of envelopes.
Volume was frequently mistaken for depth.

Plans were carefully drawn up with notes in the margins
with grave concerns underlined in red for emphasis.
Volume was frequently mistaken for depth.
Consequentially there were unfortunate consequences.

With grave concerns underlined in red for emphasis,
urgent notes were passed under desks, slid under doors.
Consequentially there were unfortunate consequences
in dark alleys and under bridges with muffled thuds.

Urgent notes were passed under desks, slid under doors,
requiring immediate responses from the powers that be.
In dark alleys and under bridges, with muffled thuds,
doors were hastily closed behind a cabal of conspirators.

Requiring immediate responses from the powers that be,
communiques were drafted in an office near the war room.
Doors were hastily closed behind a cabal of conspirators.
They’d have gotten away with it too, were it not for meddling kids.

Communiques were drafted in an office near the war room.
To not disappear into obscurity was what they were after.
They’d have gotten away with it too, were it not for meddling kids

and calculations were sketched on the backs of envelopes.

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