Intermission

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Looking back now, I remember the text.

It could have waited.

The light was green….no, red… green?

I went.

I remember the phone call,

laughing at the high school drama.

It could have waited.

I remember the song playing,

Singing and dancing with my friends in the car,

It could have waited.


Looking back now, I remember the text.

Where are you? We’re worried

The light was green I thought.

I went.

I remember the missed phone calls,

Four from dad and three from mom

I should have waited.

I should have stopped.

I remember the song couldn’t play,

through the broken stereo and smoke of the airbags.

I should have waited.