January 15, 2015: Action Hero

Song: “Action Hero” by Fountains of Wayne from Sky Full of Holes

Listen to it here

 (image from dccomics.com)

(image from dccomics.com)

I slipped today.

It was just a moment, but…



I slipped.


I can see the future.

Not really, you understand. But,

metaphorically

I can hear the beeping

                Smell the iodine

                                Feel the coarse sheets


It’s all just a matter of time.


This wasn’t supposed to happen.

I wasn’t supposed to be the type.


Fast

Strong

Smart

Handsome


                (Bold I know, but no sense in playing humble)

And none of it means anything.

Because I slipped.


And that means it wasn’t a mistake.

I don’t need a second opinion.

Nature just gave me one,

                                Like a blinking neon sigh.


I slipped today.

I caught myself before I fell.

But it doesn’t feel that way.