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Dogs 2017

AVERTED AFTERMATH
(11/22/17)

I see
them

up ahead
about a half
mile

four

maybe five
emergency
vehicles

lights
flashing

red

blue

my day
has just begun

someone else's
may
have just
ended

possibly
while having
the same thoughts
as me

the workday
ahead

the home life
after

getting through
that next
traffic light

a life
may be over

or may
have been altered
irreparably

in the midst
of the routine
commute

for all
that I know
though
the driver
may have been
heading home
after drinking

drugging
all night
before

6 am
can be an overlap
of lifestyles

my turn comes
before I near
enough
to see any
gory details

now
I'm on another
avenue

alone

predawn

I think about
what needs
to be done
today