Monday, October 12, 2009

Afterwards It Was Like by Lyn Lifshin

having a 16 year old
daughter who's only
had her license for a

month so when it
starts snowing, going
out trying to find

her, heading to where
she was going to
buy a gift, driving

behind her only to see
the car collide with
a pick-up and having

to pull her from the
burning car, her
hair ash and even tho

you're a volunteer
fireman, have done
this many times, when

you lay her body
down it might as well
be yours

- originally appeared in frisson #8 (1997)

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