Thanks for the comment! I've thought about that, how all my writing is terse, concise. But it reflects my general tendency to, as Thoreau put it, "simplify, simplify." I'm a software writer by trade and distilling code is something we do.
I wish more of a story was in this poem or maybe a different poem that includes more of the story. I do love small poems but sometimes there's not enough for the "indifferent reader" to latch onto, leaving us wanting more.