Occasionally there is a death.
A direct shocking abrupt termination
of that person’s hopeful journey in a jagged tragic crash
of horror, pain and blood and dirt and aftershocks.
Fragments. Sending eddies in the flow for miles
And an hour or so of people’s lives
claimed by the entirety of one, at random:
all too fully human but diminishing with distance…
Fading… Until the beat resumes…