Twenty Blocks (II)

Outside the door,

one keystroke away.

A single loose wire,

one small mistake.

Body urged to knock,

the finger must press.

The wire had been tight,

a mistake, but oh so careful.

Chances not taken

are chances lost.

The door is now sealed,

the computer shut down.

Wire burned altogether,

as the mistake was fatal.

Twenty blocks stand between

as the chance lies on the table.

Never taken because

twenty blocks is too far.