A Few Hours More

In the frame story

That surrounds their dark misadventure

Where we know they are treading water

Cold and black

Just before the fateful moment…

The third man is on screen

Today

Giving a confessional before his just reward

His breathy delivery pausing

Promising

Pregnant

Dangerous

Eyeing the first man,

offstage and unseen

Except by the one who is known

Threatening - if he reveals

What was thought to be forgotten

A secret he suspects

but can he prove?

Who the real monster is…

If he could only rewind

And play back what happened

A few hours more