We Are All Ostriches

We all knowOnly too wellHow things can go wrongA fetus being stillbornA 25-year-oldDying of a rare cancerA 60-year-oldDiagnosed with Alzheimer'sAn 80-year-oldWith hip fractureA 20-year-oldBecoming heartbrokenA 40-year-old dadDying in a car accidentA summa-cum-laudeNot admitted at HarvardI think you get the pictureWe knowHow things can go wrongYet we cling to hopeBurying our head in sandLike an ostrich.