Alprazolam, 0.5mg

Teo Mungaray

After the explosion, you choke,
Oxygen depleted, orbiting a planet
Red as rust and too far from earth
To call for help. Tubes whip around
Spewing precious air, air you need,
Air the hungry vacuum of space
Will laugh about later. You cannot
Swim in a vacuum, cannot balance upright
In the spin you’ve begun, Newton’s laws
And all. All you can do is hope to grab a tether,
The one you hardly ever use,
Wind it round your wrist
Wind it tight,
Pray help comes
As you drift among the exploding lights
That bloom above.