She read about how many people
die in bathing accidents
and the statistics overwhelmed her.
5 people were injured last year in accidents
involving out of control Scalextric cars.
3 Britain’s die each year
testing 9v batteries with their tongue.
And donkeys kill more people a year then plane crashes.
you are more likely to be killed by a champagne
cork than by a poisonous spider
and the amount of fish bone related deaths is on the rise.
Reports filtering in from the hinterland only
go to confirm her worst fears
She did not want to become a statistic,
one of the 1000 people who commit suicide each day
or one of the 200 people to die
in an avalanches each year.
For this she was just thankful she lived
nowhere near snow.