Paradigm | Emotional ABCs
Change the paradigm
go recalculate the odds
What ifs, could have beens
now all blended together
mashed in a new view.
Change the paradigm, change the outcome, mind
over matter, smoke screens the danger, change
the view, alter the scenario, find
the frame where you’re free, shut the cell door, range
far while you can, red lights flash, enemy’s
got his guns ready to blast me away
soon as I break cover, rifles bark three
times as I lay flat, gravels digs its way
into my belly but I wait and watch
find the right time to change the paradigm
change the game and the odds for this bad match
I see my chance and take it, buying time.
Into the brush I dive, roll down the slope.
I see a car waiting and there’s still hope.
Paradigm spins round
a coin balanced on its edge
heads up and I win.
Slap the coin down
bullet crashes through windshield
coin slides from dead hand.