Today’s PAD prompt was “Panic” . This came to mind as it does quite often.

that night

September, 2000


That Night


The black darkness as we tumbled

came so swift and sudden until

we were upright

across the road

facing the opposite direction

and she was gone


outside the car

screaming my name

before I could even make sense of it

I climbed out the window

to get her in my arms

and my heart restarted

my breath returned