My survivor’s brain does not try

to process man’s inhumanity to man

whole anymore

it scans the image

trying to make sense of the puzzle pieces

a car

bodies frozen in flight

accidental aerialists

a beautiful tattoo on a contorted back

black truck parked to the right

the horrified and incredulous looks

on the faces of the onlookers

oddly it’s the shoes that my brain focuses on

you really can be knocked out of your shoes

when a man behind a wheel of car

makes it a weapon

accelerates deliberately


perhaps madly

into a crowd of counter protesters


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

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