It was down to the skid of that wheel,
and we stopped breathing, as if that’d
bring it to a halt, the tail lights going

misty-eyed, blinked and swallowed up
in the darkness. And we scrambled

out of the way just before it hit a tree
and burst into flame. That tree never
had a hope in hell after that car hit it.

Written for Margo’s Tuesday Tryout.

7 thoughts on “Skid

    1. True as true, but it happened in 1991, and I watched that car slide down the hill and slam into a tree. It was one of those moments that stays with you forever.



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