Life comes at you fast.
Sometimes it drags
like molasses on
your breath.
But the only guarantee’s
that even slow days
end.

I’ve watched lives
snatched by accidents,
murder,
all in youth.
Sudden is the only way
I’ve seen family die.
Sudden is the only
speed I know.

Life can careen towards you
in a metal shell,
1000 lbs
or 100/mph.
You can last 27 years
or 42
or 80.

Life is a gamble
no one asked for.
A shaky bet at best.
We play our cards,
anyway.
We watch decades’ worth
of sunrises, lunar cycles,
and sunsets.

Life comes at you fast.
Even sudden goodbyes
settle into the past.

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