Thomas Bates

Letter To A Hit-and-run Motorist

I am writing to let you know I believe in you despite the claims of carelessness made against you I was standing at the four-way when the milk truck flipped and the bottles burst like scared chickens I saw you swerve to miss the kid holding the screwdriver to his own throat the headless steel post and the flat red octagon flashing in the middle of the road Despite the circumstances sometimes it is important for us to understand our limits at these rustic intersections we must accept the events and not turn back.

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