Roads

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Two roads diverged

and I met someone at the crossroads,

the meeting fleeting

like the flash of headlights

of a car passing;

And  my dilemma

was no longer about the path

that I have to take

but the person I encountered.

 

Two roads diverged

And I met someone at the crossroads,

the meeting fleeting

like the flash of headlights

of a car passing;

Among the  blood-soaked leaves

my voice box lay out of place-

The mouth organ that cannot play.

 

Two roads diverged

And I met someone at the crossroads,

the meeting fleeting,

the flash of headlights

of a car passing;

And I was nearly killed

by someone I love.

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A Bloody Affair

He spat blood again and watched thin veins of crimson disappear down the drain. He was sweating profusely and his glasses had slid down his nose. The reek of blood made him sick. He had been bending before the washbowl for the past half-hour. His jaws ached, his back was stiff. He couldn’t take it anymore.

He gargled his mouth with cold water, spat, and stepped out of the bathroom yelling, “Dave, I’m done flossing. Book an appointment with the dentist. Never mind the money.”

“Okay dad… I told you so”, Dave called out from the living room.