The Afternoon It All Went Dark
Suddenly, everything switched off, and I mean everything.
The computer, the TV, and the lights all went black.
We all looked at each other one at a time,
My mom, my brothers, and me.
We went outside to see what was happening.
It was difficult to say; everyone lost power, and nobody knew why.
The family and I rushed over to the pharmacy: for the ice pack sale.
The queue line spanned seven blocks.
The entire East Coast lost power? the woman behind us asked the cell phone,
Must be the terrorists. Got me a little jumpy, that lady.
Nothing else to do but go to a friends house and lay around.
What would you do in a world with no electronics?
It was the four of us: Meryl, Geoff, Liz, and me.
Just lying there on the basement floor, hanging out.
Yep, so well crawl into a sleeping bag on the floor,
And just sit there and talk
well this is fun.