Sunday, November 16, 2014

Collision




Collision

After a
newsworthy
Head-on
Collision
The number of
Head-on
Collisions

Spikes

Who are these
Copycat
Suicidal-
Homicidal
Drivers?
Like them--
I know.

My corpse won’t tell.



- Theresa Milstein




34 comments:

  1. Hi Theresa - that's the sad thing isn't it ... for the body in the road ... great description of some desperate incidents - we had 5 kids killed on a road not motorway this weekend - desperate times for the school ... Hilary

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    1. Oh, Hilary, how horrid. I feel for the families and the other teens who have to endure the grief.

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  2. that is the tragedy of having roads and cars

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    1. Alex, I agree. I was surprised when I found that out. I think I read it in a Malcolm Gladwell book.

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  4. Well isn't this dark and disturbing fare! And I love Malcolm Gladwell.

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    1. Michael, it is disturbing. I guess it was enough on my brain that I wrote about it.

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  5. Ooh. Dark and sad and true. Wonderful poem.

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  6. Oh, man, your poem made me shiver. I like the way you formatted it, emphasizing the word "Spikes" and that last shocking line.

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  7. That's a good poem, and it raises some serious issues too. It made me think of articles I've read about road rage and how out of control some drivers get. It's scary and is just one of the reasons why I'm glad that there's public transportation in Chicago.

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    1. Neurotic Workaholic, I'm glad cars are safer than ever. Public transportation works too!

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  8. Grabs you and doesn't let go. Well done.

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  9. Really packs a punch!
    Last week, five youngsters between the ages of 16 and 20 years old, were killed instantly when the vehicle they were travelling in (at high speed, mind you, and contra-flow), collided with another vehicle. Both cars burst into flames. It was really sad.

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  10. We need talk more about it...and don't let them drive before 18 yr. ~ Important poem ~ Thanks for stopping by x

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  11. The madness of highway users. Very true in most instances where accidents seem to be the norm. Nicely Theresa!

    Hank

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  12. The road as Entropy made manifest - i like it

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  13. i like the element of mystery. also the tragedy that transpires between the beginning and end. suicide by highway...a sad way to go :(

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    1. I wonder if it's conscious when these rates of collision increase.

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  14. It's disturbing how accidents and the people who cause them follow each other. That ending made me shiver.

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    1. I'm glad the poem worked as intended, Medeia.

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  15. So very sad, but also beautiful writing Theresa.

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    1. Thank you very much, Optimistic Existentialist!

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  16. This one hit home after watching "Duel" on TCM last night...

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  17. I haven't seen TCM, Tess. What does that stand for?

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