“Unconditional Surrender is a strength, perhaps even a super-power.”Read More
I don't think I ever loved you more
Then when you loosened your grip
When you finally let go
When you fell through space
Making a carpet below
Then holding your color
Just one more day
And watching you gather
When they took you away
I was two seconds too early.
Had I seen you in time I would have braked.
Just a couple seconds either way
would have avoided impact.
I’d slept-in one more minute…
Brushed a little longer this morning…
Stopped for coffee…
Not skipped breakfast…
Or taken time to top off the tank…
Had I come 'round the corner just a little earlier,
An easy Sunday drive-
Normally I drive faster!
If so, I would have passed this way much sooner.
I saw you only in time to hit you.
Like looking up just in time to see a shooting star,
you streaked in front of me.
When did we cross the event horizon
into this unstoppable sequence of events?
Had I never driven down this road…
Never moved back to Kansas…
Never dropped out college…
Had my mother never met my dad.
How many cosmic events focus to produce
this hapless encounter?
All we needed was a couple seconds yet,
Nothing that could have intervened ever did-
And anything that would have
or should have intervened,
certainly didn't care.
I cared but I was
7am, seated at Starbucks
I soak up coffee and the sunrise.
Raven haired female stranger
parks in front of me and
just sits there behind sunglasses.
Is she staring at me?
Or just staring into space…
Lamenting the office job?
Listening to the end of her favorite song?
Replaying the argument with her husband?
Fretting the test results arriving this afternoon?
Perhaps she's just sleepy,
Not yet awake…
Hasn’t had her morning coffee.
After leaving the mountains where I was experiencing the approach of winter at high elevations I find it is still thunderstorm season on the Great Plains. Kansas continues to produce chase worthy set-ups and I’m looking forward to the next severe weather opportunity on Saturday, October 14.Read More