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How long has it been
since you were uncertain
about which was the gas
rather than the brake?

Or how you should start out,
every time,
with foot firmly creating
a deliberate stillness
before initiating motion?

About giving yourself plenty of time
to check in every direction
before moving forward or back?

We too often fail
to note our lethal potential,
rash and over-confident

as we are with benign experience.

 

April 2015
Julie Ayers
NaPoWriMo Day 13

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