I’m scared that I won’t make it –
That my future will be crushed out of me
When the engine fails and the plane
Metamorphosing into incandescent wreckage
I’m frightened that he won’t make it –
That he’ll miscalculate. And OVERDOSE.
And at midnight the call won’t be his –
It’ll be from the ambulance crew that
I’m terrified that they won’t make it –
That they’ll be run down or stabbed or bombed
And that I’ll lose both my rocks
Leaving me no ground to
I’m just scared that we won’t make it.
A.N. I’ve become painfully aware of the fragility of life over the past few weeks, in light of the bombings in Manchester and Afghanistan in addition to other tragedies that I’ve been hearing all over the news. I won’t pretend that it hasn’t affected me, because it has. It’s changed my whole outlook: I no longer see the days of myself and others as unlimited, but numbered; I no longer believe that these news stories won’t happen in my own world, because my Earth and that Earth are the same. In some way, it is good to be in touch with this reality as it means that I am a lot more appreciative of what I have. On the other hand, though, I recognise that I can’t let these happenings distract me from making the most out of my life. After all, if I can stay level-headed then perhaps I can make a change to even a fraction of this mess.