11.14.2013

A View To A Kill

I chopped
a ton of tomatoes
that summer,
skinned a helluva lot
of potatoes, too.
The time I sliced
my shin open
on that jalapeno can
(man, that stung)
you were so gallant
with your plastic wrap--
a regular James Bond.
We coulda been flattened
together
driving around
in that level F4 tornado,
but we weren’t.
We coulda run off
together that summer--
but we didn’t.

#14 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center for New Americans.

6 comments:

  1. It's the lines we approach but don't reach that make for exciting trails, mystery and all but murder.

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  2. Oh, the last few words... sad, sad, sad..
    (Maybe it's just me... Will I have lived if I've never 'run off' one summer?)

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  3. the woulda- coulda- I've always wondered if girls think that, too. I've learned, yes.

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