no one told you, did they?
that it was all over
that the fat lady had sung
that there was no post-credits scene

no one showed you, did they?
those signs and wonders
those weekend  forecasts
those unsurprised pundits

no one listened, did they?
these songs you sang
these Bible verses you recited
these warnings of good and evil

no one, but one
that one
was me–
a no one