The Ouija Spelled Life

Written by: Gail DeBole

Written March 8, 2012

Death mixed with morning rain and darkness,
Icy patches hidden on the pavement
Lived comfortably on the outside
As I rode along in my car like the 
Planchette of a Ouija board.

Unaware that the power(s) that be
Were battling against each other
To push my car on the board to 
Spell out either life or death,

My morning thoughts 
Were interrupted 
By a 360 spin faster than
The distance between
Two thoughts...

Ending up muffler-first gagged on
A snowbank with nothing,
No one around for miles.

I gazed at the three-lane 
Highway where LIFE
Was spelled out this time,
And realized that 
DEATH may have been on the
Board thirty minutes later
During a busier time.

Thirty minutes later 
Found me talking
To a mechanic
Instead of my family talking
About me in the past tense
And trying to communicate with
Me through the Ouija board.

Death inefficiently cheated 
Marked off on My To Do list
For the day.

How many more times will
I be able to mark that off?
Dare I ask the Ouija board
Knowingly sitting in the corner
Of my closet?