When the sharpest knife I own fell through my hands
bounced off the floor
and tried to ravage me
I came reasonably close to serious injury
yet I didnt feel the need to share the news
the murderous kitchen utensils
the stupid left turns
are they not worth a mention?
are they not opportunities to rejoice
with loved ones?
why do we not throw lavish parties or even modest parties
to celebrate our triumphs
in the wake of death’s glances?
Cruel world it is.