Cold white layers pile over the grey concrete I did not expect the storm but I Needed to face the journey Someday We knew it could not last forever
And in that moment An accident in my vision, Maybe the music screaming into my ear Distracted me from the obvious truth that lie Just through the windowpane Leading to a collision straight into reality
Your words, the concrete divider That hit hard enough to take deep damage Yet not hard enough to stop me from moving forward The unexpected truth that came at the least expected moment My ignorance overlooked the obvious signs That i could not stay safe forever Not at the speed we drove..
My skin hugged my knuckles tightly Enough to match the descending snow As I knew from the first swerve Your first word That inevitable fate I surely faced Death loomed close in my mind
But I drove on Grabbed the wheel and forced my way through The place where I felt nearest to the grave Until I reached a safe enough space to see for myself Just how much damage I endured
And, like my car, I am totaled Broken into pieces that cannot be reframed Some lost at the point of collision Others gradually passing over time And some still holding on
In the eyes of an astonished mechanic The car shouldn't even start And according to everyone else I should be dead But I'm not
And though neither the car Or my own life will ever fully return to their original condition We still drive on Moving forward on the unpredictable Icy Deadly Highway of life
I crashed my car on the highway while driving home from my then-girlfriend's town. I realize now that the accident resembles our break up that came a few weeks after. Earth-shattering, unexpected, but noticeable without distractions.