I need back-ups,

I.E. plans B through Z,

A fail-safe

For each stumbling block,

May sound unnecessary,

But mistakes,

Congregate in flocks,

And I’d rather be on the safe side,

Than caught in a landslide,

On the wayside.

Going without,

A direction in mind,

Is like running through a wildfire,

While drenched in kerosene,

And even though the situation is dire,

All you have to say is “eh, c’est la vie.”