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I’m linking to Real Toads and d’Verse Poets for the open links.  Sadly, this is how my morning started, and we’ve now had that confirmation that the school where I work has lost one of its students.

waiting and wondering
that’s what kills;
no–flames kill
did they kill him?
“…home caught fire last night
just before midnight
rescue crews were called…”
news reporter’s voice
echoes through my mind.
Please just be nasty rumors,
not the true kind,
the kind that torture while
you wait for confirmation
your friend isn’t walking
through those doors ever again,
our friendship consumed
in those late night flames.
waiting for confirmation
waiting for sadness
waiting for the worst
waiting with tears
mourning already

8 thoughts on “Waiting

  1. This is bad news, Teresa. It makes it worse when they die so young.
    People aren’t supposed to die until they reach our age or plus.

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