is no weather, like snow and ice weather,
you're sliding, around, on your wheels.
legs, no support, for your rump,
you're rotating, head over heels.
amusing to watch but frightening to do,
remember, in an instant, it could happen, to you.
moment, well adjusted, white, anglo-saxon male,
next, decomposing, disabled and frail.
world's rearranged, confused, turned around.
future's uncertain but time can't be unwound.
message should be clear, even to you!
question remains, what should you do?
all the paths and protect thee and thine,
look to the heavens, seeking a sign?
the problem, don't break down and cry,
Don't give up easily, at least you can try.
if you've fallen over and you're down on your luck,
no shame to seek help, there are deals to be struck,
if you see others, struggling, in pain or in strife,
(23 September 1999)