Vodka and Red Bull – bet you still didn’t pull.
There’d be no lights left on in Take Me Out.

But none of this counts when it comes to it
Neither personal slights,
Nor what the West might have done in North Africa some decades/years/months ago.

Once upon a time is a different zone from the moment you chose for yourself.

From the Metro tram stop to the Manchester Arena foyer, there is a raised walkway, then 12 steps down.

12 times you could have turned back
11 moments left in which to think again
10 remaining occasions for the rare Air Jordans to swivel right round and run back up the way you came
9 steps still to go before your torso goes over and above where your head should be……

No doubt about personal responsibility; only then was there an end to your autonomy.