One drop of blood

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Against her pale,
motionless skin,
just one drop
of blood against
her teenage ear.

I didn’t see the car
hit. I didn’t see her
slump. I just saw that
one spot of blood.

Sponsored walk
became tragedy,
became flashbulb
memory of one
drop of blood.

A girl in my year died on our school’s sponsored walk. It happened some twenty-five years ago, but I still see her lying in the road to this day.

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