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A Riptide to Avoid

A poem

but wasn’t life always a game of risk
or risk was a game of life
wasn’t it always possible
to take your last breath
somewhere on the interstate someone (you)
asleep at the wheel

wasn’t it always a thing
to be home before dinner
to wash your hands
always to wear…



Stories that matter. Emotion first and foremost.

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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.