Tuesday, May 22, 2012

when i was eleven years old

the guy down the street chopped up his car
with an ax.
the police came
the fire department,
and EMS
even the news was there.

the man with the ax,
the ax man if you will,
locked himself inside of his house
and refused to come outside-
hours went by...

the ax man shot himself.

slowly;
the police left
the fire department
the news
the EMS
the neighbors went back inside...

the next day
a tow truck came
and towed away the chopped up car
as time went on
people stopped talking about it
it was simply forgotten
by everyone
including me...

until tonight.

sitting here
typing this
i can picture the car; with
the windshield smashed
ax marks
fluid leaking
the neighbors running
sirens
the ax man screaming...

i don't remember what kind kind of car it was
except that it was blue
i don't remember what his name was either
except that it wasn't the ax man, that
much
i am sure...

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