In First Place
hold my beer and watch this.
Said it myself.
to tell you
of my teenage temerity,
contempt for danger.
Like others, I was certain I’d live
Also, like survivors,
I now know I will not.
I want to go out in a blaze of glory,
not drenched in tomfoolery. Therefore,
I shall decline all qualifying events
for next year’s Darwin Awards.
Look both ways for the consequences of your own confidence.
Mind the gaps for the parenthetical excuses of fools.