Existential Roulette

The forecast calls for unreasonably
High degrees of unpredictability
Unfounded rumors of plausibility
With a chance of partial absurdity

I’ve been in suspended animation
Running real-world simulations
Of quasi-conscious explorations
In disorganized formations

So far as I can tell the world’s all wet
And I’m paddling without an oar
Taking a whirl at Existential Roulette
As if life were anything more

Shakin’ a tail, only one shot to spend
Lugging helictical codes to the motherlode
Chasing the glow at the tunnel’s end
Billions of brothers and not one friend

Let’s bet on a wild proposition
It’s a race to inhalation
Put a face to this creation
And you win this iteration

We’re jettisoned in unison
From a loaded silent cannon
Spilling by the million
Into sightless oceans

Oh, you’ll hear tall tales
Told of solid shores
But I’ve never met anyone yet
Who can say they’ve been there before

As far as I can tell the world’s all wet
And I’m paddling without an oar
Taking a whirl at Existential Roulette
As if life were anything more

Bursting forth at bullet pace
Night-sea swimmers giving chase
Only one winner takes this race
For no future comes for second place

Beckoned by the force of creation
She’s the source of all motivation
It’s either land a standing ovation
Or else take a permanent vacation

Precious seconds shedding
Oh, the poor sots out there treading!
Better get to where I’m heading
Or I’m most surely bound to drown
And I don’t see any lifeboats around

Who knows what awaits on Earth
The other side they’re calling birth
But I’m sure the universe will burst
If I don’t manage to get there first

Bet I’ll be born in plenty of debt
Ante bound to be perpetually unmet
But that has never stopped me yet
At the wheel of Existential Roulette

Far as I can tell the world’s all wet
And I’m paddling without an oar
Taking a whirl at Existential Roulette
As if life were anything more