Garden State Crash

I saw a car
become as one
with the front of a bus
and all the people died.

We rubber-necked for moment
but all we really cared about
was being stuck in traffic.
I guess there was a little collective shudder
at all the obvious bones.

Helicopters were overhead
filming for the news
policemen were leaning against the reservation
almost lolling in the sun and now
after being late for work
I’m eating a breakfast of gefilte and onion
amazed at how few feelings
we’ve any of us got left.

 

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