For All Intents and Purposes By: Zekeya Hurley

For All Intents and Purposes

By: Zekeya Hurley

how soothing is the sound of an ambulance siren

the blaring red of an emergency vehicle

comforting it is to know that the incident is not yours

that you don’t have to call your mother

with tears stuck to your throat

that the fire is not your problem

that all your limbs are intact

how sweet the sound of a piercing ring

even when it is you,

chest against the sky

blinking at a star

you think will be your last sight

the sun comes in the form of a red and white truck

with miracles on the horizon

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