When perfection eludes you and bad things happen

Cautious
in her precious new van
she backs up
slow, careful, alert
checking each mirror
All of a sudden
reflexes snap
her foot slams
Is it sound or impact?
her brain detects
a sickening crunch
A short iron post has jumped
into her path

~

This is a quadrille (44-word poem) using the dVerse quadrille word of the week: ‘crunch’….The story is fiction.

©2017 Ontheland

26 thoughts on “When perfection eludes you and bad things happen

    1. It’s not a recent or specific past story (but I have been in vehicles and heard stories where low and hidden objects have suddenly emerged…and of course there are the horror stories of toddlers in driveways…

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