I Rear-Ended Grace Today

I Rear-Ended Grace Today

which might be cute and even

a little funny if only grace was


merely a metaphysical principle

or a way to handle things, and not


a 53-year-old woman on her way

to work.  I rear-ended Grace today,


got distracted by the radio,

couldn’t hit the brakes in time.


You might think that rear-ending

Grace would result in an explosion


of elegance or a shower of

redemption, but all I got from it was


a smashed bumper, a thumping heart,

and an increased premium. I rear-ended


Grace today, a reminder to pay more

attention to everything, especially grace.

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