Shatter Alley

POETRY FORMAT, 21 Nov 2022

Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service

I snuggle behind the wheel
and see
shards of glass
scattered across
the seat of my car.
What? No!
Again?
Someone God knows who
crowbarred a window,
claiming the right
to hate and hurt a man
he doesn’t know,
shattering the crystal normalcy
of the life I
take for granted:
turn the key, start the engine,
hit the gas and go.
Instead I’m left with invisible tears
helpless rage
shards of glass.

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Robert C. Koehler is an award-winning, Chicago-based peace journalist and nationally syndicated writer. His book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound (Xenos Press) is still available. Contact him at koehlercw@gmail.com

 

 

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