Every Minute Counts

May 2, 2008
By Ina Margrethe Gabrielsen, Yuba City, CA

Every minute counts

One hour, one minute
one moment in a day
The wildest pursuit
of one hurting prey

One minute, one second
removed thoughts of fear
It is my fault I reckon
not being able to hear

one day, one night
the sirens loudly screaming
Police arrived to fight
the man that had been dreaming

One second, one thought
could prevent such a scene
where blood and pain I fought
because he didn't stay clean

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