Query
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If you jump out a window
Do you really escape?
How long do you actually spend
Tumbling through the air?
Can you feel yourself falling?
Do you have time to think?
To regret?
Does time stand suspended
For a moment?
And if time is suspended
Can you still keep falling?
I wonder
How time can stand still
And yet also be fluent and continuous
At the same time
And what happens
When you actually hit
The surface you're falling to
Do you die?
And get your escape?
What you were aiming for
Or does your body continue to live
Though you've damaged your brain
So your soul is helpless
Trapped in your bashed-in head
Trapped for the rest of your "life"
By what you thought would be
Your escape
How ironic

11/5/01