In pursuit of clues

In pursuit of clues
we had not known would
happen, it began,
“Oh look”, someone cried.
We were well dressed in
sensible shoes. That’s
what a story can
do, give you what you
need before the need
arises. That’s the
lie at work, that you
come to a final
page, all the issues
resolved, love affairs
resolved, murderer
caught, sun risen,
and the words, “The End”.