Two weeks ago, I had my first proper car accident (we’re not counting the incident with the armchair, that was being hit by debris). This lead to my first ride in an ambulance (a precaution, I’m fine) and various other things. My little Honda almost got written off, but thankfully I have her back and repaired already. It also lead to my first new poem in a few weeks, and first new post in just as long. A certain Police song might pop in to your head as you read it, it was stuck in mine as I wrote it. Enjoy!
Don’t Drive So Close to MeYour lights are dazzling in my mirror, Don’t drive so close to me. Now I can read your number plate, Don’t drive so close to me. I’m not going to let you push me, So don’t drive so close to me. There’s a roundabout here, I’m slowing, Don’t drive so close to me. There’s another car coming round, Don’t drive so close to me. I have to stop, please see my brakes, Don’t drive so close to me. There’s a thud and a jolt, You drove your car right in to me. Here’s the police and an ambulance, Because you drove too close to me. So here I am being taken to A&E, I said don’t drive so close to me. My car is battered but yours hasn’t a scratch, A Jazz and a Defender shouldn’t drive so closely.
Posted in this week’s Poetry Pantry over at http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2013/07/poetry-pantry-157.html