You arrive at a wrangled mess
The bumper off in the trees
Part of the car in the road
The rest of it scattered in a ditch.
Everything within you is trying to figure out
What happened here.
I stand at the rim of a lake
In a beautiful white dress
Feeling the earth on my feet
Smiling, for the first time in days.
You rush to largest part of the car
Hoping you find a live human inside of it;
Your mind racing with all of the possibilities
Of medical intervention.
The 911 call went brilliantly,
Called in by strangers
That don’t understand
The complexity of this particular life.
Wading around in the shallow part of the lake
The moonlight hits it just right, and I can see its reflection
Finally, I have a moment I can just stand there looking at the moon.
Nothing will open to get you into this vehicle
Finally a machine arrives to cut the car away
From the body inside of it.
Then someone arrives on scene,
Someone that knows this car,
Someone that knows this body inside.
They fall to their knees
As they are told they can’t get any closer,
Screaming “please don’t let it be her!”
I turn around and it is daylight
Wonder how long I stood by this beautiful lake
Decide maybe it is time to explore this new place
Since now I don’t have to worry about anything.
When she is finally reached, there is no life in her
Nothing tells you there is anything you can do to save her
But honestly, there was nothing anyone could have done.
As I wander around this place
I wonder to myself
Tried to save me?