A Sad Day



I woke to mid-morning serenades

The storm of the century kept me in

The warmth of my bed


I ground the coffee

Turned on the TV

And, quietly filled my mug


I grabbed the morning paper

And, read the clues

And, hunted for hidden words


And, then the mood changed

As the news came

And, my jaw hit my knees


As I was sleeping

Their car left the highway

And, fell into the icy waters


And, they died

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