The Waiting Room vs. the Staging Area: What is the Science?
you can’t tell which is which until you’ve been in both
the waiting room is where
you read their magazines
better homes and gardens
Time and life and space and thermoplastics
reader’s digest and people
parade and page six, the post
from two years ago
but in the staging area
there are no stinking magazines
there is a stage just offscreen
and possibility and
pure empty areas
for staging stuff
and burping on your own time
are you in the waiting room?
or are you in the staging area?
at the doctor's office you start out
in the waiting room
then you’re moved to the staging area
still waiting but it’s staged
it looks like something is about to happen
you are waiting, being staged waiting on possibility