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Writing life's near misses and scrapes.

by lillybrook on April 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Inspired by "Could have" by Wislawa Szymborska

Almost
By Kathryn Campbell

It was a near miss.
10 years earlier
or later
Things would have been different
Better
Simpler

Instead
It was the train’s whistle I refused to hear
The high heel stuck in the sewer grate
The uneven pavement
A scraped knee
and no Band aid

But it started with
“Hello”
and a smile
The beginning of trust
Taken by surprise
by a flash of light

If only…

So many factors that just don’t
Add up

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