Friday, April 8, 2011

National Poetry Month 2011, Day #8: Lovestruck

they're flirting shamelessly
(like there's another way to flirt)
in the crosswalk a charming moment
except they don't have the green
and he's almost hit by oncoming traffic

if he had been hit
would he have kept his cool
flying through the air limbs flailing
could he have maintained the banter
head first through a windshield
could he still listen nod and smile
glass shards for teeth

as the paramedics
load him into the ambulance
would he have the strength
to ask for her number
through sobs of shock and concern
would she have the common sense
to give it to him

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