It’s said many a story has a happy ending,
but I doubt it,
not in the end.
”To cease upon the midnight with no pain”
is the best that
can be hoped for
and it seems rather a melancholic take
There may be a few brief encores,
but when the final curtain falls
your performance is over,
And you won’t be invited to the after show party
even though your presence may be felt.