Saturday, 17 August 2013

In A Heartbeat

In a heartbeat,
The car turned the corner too fast, and turned over,
The last thing the mother did was scold her
Son for chewing loudly
In a heartbeat
The lonely girl bumped into the guy who was leaving
For good and she wasn’t lonely any more
“It’s funny how we met,” she told her children.
In a heartbeat
He smiled at her and talked about their next trip
And then the darkness covered the side of his face
And he slipped away from her
In a heartbeat
He scratched the lotto card
One hundred thousand it said
And that was the amount of friends he gained
In a heartbeat
He screwed up the cigarette and promised himself
That was that
And it was
In a heartbeat
The sun warmed his face and he smiled
And the blackness let him be for a few kind minutes
In a heartbeat
As she sat alone at the bar, a friend joined her and another
And another and in a heartbeat, she knew she was the lucky one.

bobby stevenson 2013

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