An Accident

August 4, 2010
By KelseySmoot BRONZE, Thousand Oaks, California
KelseySmoot BRONZE, Thousand Oaks, California
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4 AM

The phone call

Something serious
An accident

I left early,
Instantly, I knew

I play the scene, as written, in my mind

Swerve
One flip, two flip, three flip

No restraint, the error
Glass explodes

She flies, falls, breaks

Please don’t leave me
Whispers fade to panting

Then, blackness

The revelation:
One second, one lapse, one fall
Life is forever altered


The author's comments:
Almost 6 months ago, a close family friend was in a terrible accident. It's amazing how significant one fleeting moment in time can be.

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