Life And Death
Suspended In Time, Part 8

I woke up in the infirmary with the explosion still
ringing inside my head
Three days had passed
But the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes was him
Concussion, he said
It would be a few days til everything came back into
But I would be just fine
As if I would ever be "just fine" again
Had we really been bombed?
It seems so fantastic
But we are at war
Friends of mine are dead
Parts of the base destroyed
And yet here I am, alive, and for the most part, well
We'd talked about the possibility that he could get hurt
But it was me in the hospital bed
And suddenly it all became real to me
This wasn't just some grand adventure
This was life and death

Terri Lyn Stanfield
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