Left Of Center

“Left of Center”

Buses and 
traffic
stop lights
and vehicles
I look 
both ways
but it
doesn’t matter

Struck
stricken
Knocked over
and down
I scream 
for relief
There is none

Red book
in hand
The impact
is evident
The books
broken spine
I broke
as well
and this
is what’s
left

Struck
stricken
Knocked over
and down
I scream 
for relief
There is none
He ran
me down

Suffer
the same
fate
We were
both
crushed
The book
The vehicle
The man
We were
struck
Spines broken
and
crushed

Connection
never made
until today
We suffered
accidents
Our fates
were both
Left of
center
as they
say here
in the East

Struck
stricken
Knocked over
and down
I scream 
for relief
There is none
He ran
us down
breaking
our spines

Red book
in hand
The impact
is evident
The books
broken spine
I broke
as well
and this
is what’s
left

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