I was not-so-slowly
(but with almost-admirable elegance)
descending the escalator*
and I said to myself:
Go for it in the pleasant no-mans-land !
*Moving stairway is a much less
pretentious term. This may have been
part of the same sweet socialist
that took me from school
to university without the slightest
effort on my part. Then effort was required.
It took no effort at all to jump off.
Even less than is required
to abandon the rusty cruise-liner of life.