Engrossed in a wild celebration of life,
Laughing and shouting, heads back to drink,
As the bottle is passed from one to another,
Joyous excitement with no time to think.
Trees and shrubs and fences flash by,
A group on the corner takes shape and is gone.
Time stops for a moment that feels like a year.
The driver, in shock, cries, “What have I done?”
How fast a life changes, in the blink of an eye.
How quickly a spark can be smothered and die.
How often we warn our loved ones, “Take care.”
Not knowing the danger that’s lurking out there.