All For a Text

Lucas C

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A little ping


Just a quick glance


How little in significance


Only a second


What’s the risk


He looks real fast


Looks back up and all goes blank


Sirens wail


And screams sound off


Lives are gone


How senseless the loss


If only he had waited


Families are fractured


Death is a hatchet that divides


And pain will surely fester


Loved ones never say goodbye


Children’s songs do not survive


Now tell me – was it worth it


He read his text


Life will go on


And he escapes death’s ghastly jaws


It surely was a close one and he will live


But will it be a curse


It was just a quick glance


Only a second


Couldn’t he have waited


But in the end


Tears and blood flow in harmony


Full recovery never materializes


It wasn’t a dream


His trepidations are all confirmed


Blood is on his hands


And all just for a text


Put the food in the back


Makeup away


Phone on silent


A text can wait


Eyes on the road