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  • In the wee hours of November 1
    four older teens
    tempted their fates

    They were joy riding
    until the corner
    which was successfully navigated

    but the rise
    and excessive speed
    100 - 120 mph

    would cause
    lifting of chassis
    to realize Newton's Law

    and fulfillment
    acting upon
    two telephone poles

    meshing organic to inorganic
    death and survival
    minor and critical injuries

    two friends dead
    another in a coma
    2 accounts of manslaughter

    I thought of none of that
    upon hearing the news
    I thought of the parents

    of the deceased
    of disbelief and shock
    of empty wallets and empty rooms
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