danger

danger

the sign had read, simply
danger

with no attempt
at an ecplanation

curving road
deer
children at play
falling rocks

my mind raced
at the thought
of the potential
for harm
that could be
lurking
just out of sight

there was
a halfassedry
a laziness
in installing
such a sign
instilling
such a fear

danger

the sign had read, simply
danger

sometimes
it isn’t about
the destination
it is about
the road
travelled

this road led
directly
to her

suddenly
in a flash
i understood
i slammed down on
the accelerator

i had places to be

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