Accidental Death

Written by: James Gibbons

Should I be frightened
of what's on the next page?
Perhaps in some strange way
what is revealed can be controlled?
Am I afraid of the future?
Do pieces point dismal disaster?
Can kind conditions be conjured?
A powerful form of writing
That creates what is written!
These sentences betray my fear.
What if I accidentally write myself out?
Have you ever heard of a poet
killed in the line of duty?