Breath-bags –
Inflate,
Embrace,
Prepare for a collision:
Cough.

T-boned
Between heartbeats
By a big-rig freight truck.
Can’t walk that one off.

Stuck pedal;
Petrol;
Blood splatter;
Dented metal;
Internal bleeding of the bladder;
Engine steaming like a kettle.

Insurance claim
Could pay double.
Well,
If this were blackjack.

But this ain’t no game.
It’s a metaphor
For a person as a Pontiac
With two dead kids in the back.

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