High Beams

November 20, 2011
High Beams
We were happy, burn cruising
Across empty roads, fascinated
By the grey swirls, inside and out.
We rounded the corner, laughing,
Joking, breathing. Living.

The beams caught your eyes,
The truck caught your car
And threw your life,
Along with your body,
Out the window, into the rain.

When I wake I feel such pain,
That death may claim me as well.
But I fight it, and every morning
My eyes open.
I stayed alive,
Why couldn’t you?

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IzzyVT said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Your deep emotion about the incident is conveyed nicely though this poem. This must've been hard for you to write...do you feel better, though? With your feelings in the form of a poem?
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