Crash Protocol

When she finally goes down

she goes down hard.

The fall is long and complicated.

I put my head between my knees

and wait for the mask to drop.

(In case of water landings

your heart can be used

as a flotation device.)

She sends up distress signals as she goes

just in case someone, anyone

is looking for a crash site.

Out the left side of the aircraft

you can see the mess she made

(Tell the children to close their eyes.)

and on the right

all that remains of me.

05.06 | The Secrets of Falling