The Accident

I can relive it every other day

of how I almost died in broken glass

but I am not dramatic like that

do not label me a hero

because the angels came to save

the three little girls

as they whispered in my ear

give her oxygen

lift the car

run to pick her up

I picked up her tiny body all blue

from under the tire

it’s weird how these images

never escape your mind.



Hey, you’re bleeding, the paramedic said.


I bent down and just then notice the ripped pants

and bleeding knee.

Oh, I shrugged.


I held her hand in the ambulance

so who really cares about some broken glass

in my knee

or in my heart

as Blondie’s premonition

eluded me.

It was not a regular day

as CTV news waited hours

for my account



I saw you on the news, strangers at Bath and Body Works

so now all anyone

has to say to me

the accident

and memories of how I hit a

glass wall at the Starbucks

hit me, and I cried waiting in line,

and that night all I did

was hit that Jack Honey

and hugged my pillows

as buckets of vomit

cleared my mind

of everything.


Life is a miracle though

for those three tiny girls

just entered kindergarten this year


November 12, 2013. You can google it

if you want to.

This is a true story.

Nothing to deconstruct her.



  1. laurelwolfelives · March 25, 2016

    How do you google it? (I was hoping this was just a poem.) 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  2. writinglioness · March 25, 2016



  3. L. T. Garvin, Author · March 25, 2016

    Oh wow, that’s a very powerful account. I will read about it…xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nadia · March 25, 2016

    Honey … this is fucking 💔💔💔 love love this yet my heart breaks to know it’s real . HUGE HUGS 😘

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Eric · March 26, 2016

    What a terrible ordeal to be part of. Your words are a powerful depiction of that event. I can see the pain you’ve endured as a result but, I can also see you beautiful courageous heart. Confronting it with pen in hand, wielded expertly as always.

    This is why I love you, Poetess. ♡

    Liked by 1 person

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