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What I Saw Before It Was Too Late

Normally clear eyes sting then blur.

Pedestrians scamper dodging siren echoes

smashing off buildings. Radio waves disappear,

my head flutters with life’s thoughts:

the dog needs her teeth pulled, my

wife is mad at me, the kids

start school soon, my cover car

is miles away…Calm down, you’ve

got a matter of minutes to save her.

She’s trapped in a burning vehicle

and I’m queasy. I’m there, she is not.

Tiny hair stand up on the back

of my neck. Is someone in

the shadows? What the…boom! It’s

over for me. A second Boom!

It’s over for him. Two

dead bodies, no answers, no purpose.

Daily Rant #6

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Daily Rant #6 “Last Minute Lane Mergers.”

All right.  This one is beyond frustrating.  The ol’ last minute lane merger person…it’s the person who clearly sees traffic has to merge and waits for the last second to dive into the lane of traffic of people who merged miles ago.  They rarely signal and feel entitled to cut in line, during traffic, when we are already frustrated.  In addition, their activity causes accidents and traffic to slow even further to deal with their nonsense.  Really?? What’s the deal with these types of people??  I’m gonna say it here and now.  There should be a law against this type of behavior!  Man, this is sooooooooo frustrating!!!

Tell me how you feel about this?


C.L. Swinney