the end of the act is coming,
you’re squirming. dying for the break intermission will bring.
surely these lines are important, the blocking well-rehearsed and worth your attention.
yet you itch, already mentally well into the second act.
if fast forward were an option, you’d have taken it ten minutes ago.
but it’s not.
and for good reason.
the middle moments are crucial. the rest of the play depends on their foundation.
sit back, relax, and let the act conclude as it was meant to . . .
the curtain’s fall will surely be sweeter if you’re listening to the mayhem in the middle.