right in the middle of the meeting
i got an awful itch in my butt crack–
ninety minutes to go

right after the elevator doors closed
i realized the person who just got off
had farted or shit their pants

right after i starting accompanying the choir
the air conditioner blew the thirty-page Bach cantata
off the organ and into the audience

right after i reached the window
to buy tickets for Springsteen
the lady put up the SOLD OUT sign

right before my baby was finally born
i found out what an episiotomy is

right before i sat down to write this poem
my partner told me my poetry sucks

right before i die
i will wish i could live it all again