Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Flitcraft Moment - 10/4/14

10/4/14 - 215 Park Ave South, two seconds later

A stone façade almost killed me today.
   It fell onto the sidewalk where my head
Had been two steps ago.  One brief delay—
   Two seconds; three—and I would have been dead.
People around me cried out: “Jesus, guy—
   Are you okay?  You were just standing there!”
Part of me felt that dodged-a-bullet high;
   Another part sent up a trembling prayer.
And one part knew that Life, my constant friend,
   Had dropped its mask and showed me its true face.
And now I have a choice: I can pretend
   I didn’t see it, or I can embrace
      This mortal enemy—cold, cruel and hard—
      That hides behind Life’s affable façade.

Copyright 2014 Matthew J Wells