Life is a Metronome

Life is a metronome.

Somebody dies and someone is born.

Somebody does something every second.

Somebody goes to bed.

And somebody else wakes up.

A guy drinks a glass of water with four cubes of ice in it.

A boy makes a chocolate cake with pink icing.

A guy wears a pink shirt to school and he is not afraid.

A man directs a short film where a zebra and a lion eloped to the moon.

A girl discovers a new star and names it after her dog.

A school girl wins the spelling bee with the word “hopeful”.

A woman writes a poem about two countries eating a border for dinner.

Life is a metronome.

A queer kid just gets put out onto the street because her parents didn’t accept her

A girl’s privates are mutilated because she was a girl.

A woman has to pay for a tampon.

A guy discovers he has cancer.

A woman discovers her cancer diagnosis was wrong.

A minority didn’t get the promotion.

A guy writes lies on his resume about finding the cure to AIDS

A girl finds out she got rejected from her dream school.

A guy tries alcohol for the first and last time.

A gay man gets sent to jail for loving another guy.

A kid dyes his hair sky blue.

Another kid gets his ears pierced.

A girl orders the wrong textbook online.

Life is a metronome.

Some school opens up for rural kids.

A house gets foreclosed because a man left his family.

A vegan cafe opens up.

Thousands of animals are slaughtered for burgers.

A thousand trees get chopped down.

A Japanese garden opens up.

A river gets polluted.

A lake gets clean.

A town legalizes pot.

A coal mine shuts down.

A bus crashes into another bus.

A rocket ship lands on Mars.

Life is a metronome.

Somebody says “I love you”

And somebody responds “I love you too”

And someone walks by his crush knowing he wasn’t gay

And some guy on tinder swipes by a minority girl

Two people fall in love

And two people break up.

Two people become three people.

Life is a metronome.

A book just starts to be written with the words “He loved her”

And a baby takes her first steps.

Some kid fails a math test

And across the world another kid aces his math test.

A dad packs a pb and j without crusts for his son.

A woman visits a psychologist and talks about clouds.

And a son visits his dad in the hospital.

A girl votes for the first time.

And another girl is proud she is Muslim.

Life is a metronome

Somebody kills herself because she was bullied.

Some girl is slut shamed even though she is beautiful.

Some guy is fat shamed even though he is beautiful.

Somebody comes out to his immigrant parents.

Some girl takes her girlfriend to the prom and they are happy.

A woman ses her child for the first time.

A man sees his child for the last time.

Life is a metronome.

Some stupid video about a cat falling in love with a dog goes viral.

Some movie about two people driving from LA to NYC comes out.

And another movie about a white man buying a mansion in Upstate New York.

A song comes out about a victim becoming a survivor

And another song about a sky and an ocean having a kid named earth.

Life is a metronome.

A police officer shoots a black man.

And a black man gets shot by a police officer.

A woman throws out her letter for jury duty.

And a jury sentences a black man to life for a crime he didn’t commit.

And acquits a white man who committed the crime.

A mentally ill man is executed.

A woman is acquitted of raping a man.

Life is a metronome.

Somebody wins the lottery.

Somebody buys $10 worth of lottery tickets and won nothing.

Somebody buys a pair of jeans.

And somebody else buys a loaf of bread

Or a pack of cigars

Or a puppy

Or a pregnancy test.

Life is a metronome.

A latina gets her green card.

An asian guy gets US citizenship.

An asian guy and a latina fall in love.

An asian guy and a latina have a kid.

A kid goes to school.

A kid writes a speech.

A kid reads a speech.

Life is a metronome

And every human is a single note

In the song that is called

Love.

 

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