The Daily Dot The Kernel

Topics

Site

comics

The world out there

It’s the middle of the night, and he should be asleep in his bed

Instead he’s opening his window and poking out his head

He stares up at the heavens, gazing at the stars

While listening to the sounds of distant passing cars.


The world out there seems strange, and so dark and scary

People die in planes, or eaten by monsters fat and hairy.

Kidnappers will steal you from school, and terrorists shoot you in the face

Evil ghosts will haunt your soul, working in tandem with aliens from space.


Bank robbers take you hostage, and shove your nose into your brain

Or mustachioed villains tie you to the tracks, and have you run over by a train.

The world doesn’t really feel real, as he ponders it from the safety of his room

But he knows that these things happen, it is statistically safe to assume.


The vastness of the night, even as the stars twinkle in the sky

Overwhelms him with the possibilities, of ways to live and die

His world sometimes feel small, surrounded by just his family and his friends

But as he looks out his bedroom window, he can see the world never ends.

Top Stories

person on laptop brandished with the word "undocumented" Despite the risks, undocumented immigrants are finding ways to thrive online
There are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in America—and more of them are speaking out about their struggles and stereotypes.
Great Firewall China How China Keeps Tibet and Xinjiang Silent
In China, fear and intimidation are leading some to self-censor online.
Equation group and shadow brokers NSA Hacked? How the U.S. Will Respond to Shadow Brokers Leak
Hackers have leaked NSA-linked cyberweapons into the wild. How will the U.S. respond?

The Daily Dot Bazaar

layers of fear, horror games Play ‘Layers of Fear’ on Steam for 50 percent off
Find out why critics praise ‘Layers of Fear’ so much...if you dare.
cleaning supplies Stock up on cleaning supplies during this one-day Amazon sale
Your home and your butt will thank you.
harry potter, books Get the complete 'Harry Potter' book collection for 43 percent off
That's less than a Galleon per book.
Liquid Courage Find a flask to suit your taste with this Liquid Courage deal
Choose from hundreds of handmade designs for only $17.
dyson V6 vacuum This dirty deal gets you $100 off the Dyson V6 vacuum
Never stress over a mess again.
tardis tower Kill timey-wimey with the 'Doctor Who' tumbling tower game
Exterminate the competition.