Thursday, April 29, 2010

And Suddenly Our Lives Changed Forever
by Laurie Kolp

We never could have seen it coming
barreling down the curvy road
like a train without warning,

no waving flags or reverberations
to announce its appearance
why didn’t our horn make him stop,

that teenager in his big white truck
looking down at the radio
unaware of the Saturn waiting to turn left,

and suddenly our lives changed forever
the broken vertebra, surgeries, heartache
all because of a heinous song.

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