Safety

safety is over-rated

the edge

is where life exists

borderlands

cliffs

glaciers

shorelines

fog and shadow

caves and tunnels

“safe at home”

is the lie

that we tell ourselves

reality:

“home” is on a planet

occupied by warlike tribes

possessing weapons of mass destruction

with unpredictable

volcanoes, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes

rotating at a thousand miles an hour

orbiting at 67,000 mile per hour

a blazing star

with sunspots and solar flares

part of a solar system

with meteors and comets

within a galaxy

moving at 1.3 million miles per hour

in a universe

of dying stars

black holes

and supernovas

created

by an angry infantile God

or the Big Bang

safe

is probably not the best word for that

tonight 

in the dungeon

I will keep you safe

yet put you at risk

for the edge

is where we exist

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