It Could Have Been

It could have been your brother,
to have suffered from a seizure,
foam suturing his lips.

It could have been your daughter,
to fall out the building,
air caressing her cheek.

It could have been your boss,
to collapse of a heart attack,
hand grabbing his chest.

It could have been your grandmother,
to rest from cancer,
knife probing her insides.

It could have been your friend,
to have bullets thrown at,
crying tears of blood to sleep.

It could have been the person next to you,
to fall asleep,
wheeled into a white room.

It could have been you,
to be dumped into a landfill,
with marble etched on your head.

It could have been you,
But it wasn’t.

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11 thoughts on “It Could Have Been

    • A lot of things really, but I think the realisation that I’m alive out of the many factors that could have killed me throughout the day was the major inspiration. Thank you for reading 🙂

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