As I walk into work today, the Medical
Examiner’s van passes, carting off another
one that didn’t make it. I work at a hospital,
so death itself should not surprise me.
Still, shouldn’t it account for more?
Shouldn’t we slow down for a moment
or two: silence, peace, a pause in our
otherwise rolling along days?
Perhaps, but if so, not here, not today
because some unseen bird is singing, the
daffodils are rising, and me, I’m walking
as fast as I can to get to work on time.