Sign on the Road

It’s hard to think deeply about someone you’ve never met

But these flowers and that cross make me pause

Was it your fault or the road’s?

Perhaps you were angry with your boyfriend

And sped away absentmindedly, the curve sneaking up on you

Or perhaps it was late

And you were on your way home to meet him

And tell him how deeply you felt

Or how sorry you were about the things that happened

You knew everything would work out

so your mind drifted away from the road

I’m sure you loved your car

And were proud of who you were becoming

I’m sure your family misses you desperately

And wishes you were more than a sign on the side of the road

Now that you’re gone

At least you remind us how quickly things can go wrong


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