Voices shoot past, incomprehensible.
Screams, laughs; flying by so fast.
Some faces you catch, others keep going
Always moving, never slowing.
Lives, just ending. Running into darkness.
No one can stop us, no one can save us.
Here we go, into the dark.
To death we race, our lives we pace.
But I got caught.
Before the pit, was a net
And it caught me in its soft threads
Before I hit that endless pit.
I landed and there were others
All around me! Looking around, free.
We laughed, we leaned, we breathed
It was so good, so good we could.
Suddenly, I remembered again:
The fast faces, missing the graces!
Others thought, too. They reached, grabbing
Hoping for some to just grab and come.
Few did, more didn’t.
It was hope making, and heartbreaking.
Some rejected, but some grabbed hold,
Happy to stop, happy not to drop.
And so we are, safe, but sad.
Reaching for those who reject,
Hoping they wake up,
And stop soaring to death.