Honey, we can make this beautiful!
Sure, it’ll take some work, anything worthwhile does.
Let’s plan out a campaign to romanticise the awful thing that happened.
Get it right and we can sell it to the world.
Our lives will still be a mess but we’ll be idols.
We’ll distort the reality of what happened to make millions;
with every purchase of our heavily edited, neat and tidy trauma
you will receive an exclusive pair of rose tinted glasses,
a perfume bottle packed with our scent the night it happened
(spray it on yourself for the illusion of understanding)
and last but certainly not least;
signed photographs from us, the stars!
Pay extra and we’ll record a personalised cassette tape
detailing our suffering, fear and anxiety about the situation
so you too can put yourself in the mindset of a survivor!
It’s an offer you simply cannot refuse!!
Huh, how apt.
-A.Webb (first draft)