These Things Happen

These Things Happen-by Chickenbone Slim-Copyright 2020
Halfway asleep
woke in a start
the numbers we’re seeing
are way off the charts
Send all reserves
don’t hold nothing back
we haven’t figured out
the cause of the attack
These things happen
These things happen every day
all you do is hold hands and pray
Triage is murder
call it what it is
Somebody must decide
who dies or gets to live
send that one to surgery
pronounce her at twenty ten
gotta clear this floor
got more casualties coming in
These things happen
These things happen every day
all you do is hold hands and pray
How’s it going Doc
you look like hammered shit
I feel like I look John
But it’s too soon to quit
this one’s a fighter
He just won’t go down
If his father had made it
he sure would be proud
These things happen
These things happen every day
all you do is hold hands and pray