Thursday, January 12, 2012

Life Can Change in an Instant

Both had the day off;
they came up with a plan.
Lunch at the White Wolf Café;
a walk around Lake Eola.

At the intersection
of Orange and Colonial,
two suspects fleeing a robbery
blaze through the light.

Chaos.
Covered in blood.
Unable to move.
“It was so fast.”

Two people
in the exact wrong place
at the exact wrong time.
One moment can change a life.

Our lives, at the mercy
of randomness.
Luck is unpredictable.
It is hard to make sense of it.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano


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