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Death in the City
by Sandra Martyres
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  On a dark moonless night
The traffic snarled past
A steady stream of red lights
You were a part of it too
As I waited at the window
For you to make that detour
From the highway to get home
That day it seemed worse than usual
I could not sight your vehicle
And could only hear the sounds
Of other car horns hooting
Anxiety gripped me and I strained
In the darkness to catch a glimpse
Of you driving by - but I did not
Instead it was a blue police van
That finally turned into the block
When they came up and rang my bell
I feared the worst and was right
They gently asked me to accompany
Them to a place to identify you
Like a robot I just followed them
Unquestioningly to the morgue
There you lay ashen faced - dead
Cardiac arrest they quietly said
But I knew it was the tiresome traffic
After a stressful day that consumed you
Kissing you goodbye, I wept uncontrollably
And soon thereafter I left, fleeing the city
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May 30, 2010
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