Thursday, April 25, 2013

PoMo2013 - Poem 25 - "Accident"


 
 
 
 
 
 













Accident

The son and father
whose parents were killed
and wife and baby injured
by a drunk driver
across from the school yard
heard about the accident
on the news.
He had a hunch it was his family
and raced over to Harborview 
Hospital to find his life
was over
as he had known it.
Flowers line the curbside
along NE 75th
where the family's bodies
laid strewn across the street,
the drunk driver
leaning on a police car
and a first responder
so shaken he can't work
the district
for the next two weeks. 
When he returns,
the first call
he gets 
is from a
woman
poet
whose house
got egged. 
What a relief ,
his body
said.
 
-Esther Altshul Helfgott
4/25/13


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