Thinking Ahead To Possible Options And A Worst-Case Scenario
I swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel
in the center of the road and that's when
the deer came charging out of the forest
and forced me to hit the brakes for all I
was worth and I careened back to the other
side of the road just as a skunk came toddling
out of Mrs.
Bancroft's front yard and I swung
back perhaps just grazing it a bit.
quickly in the rearview mirror and in that
instant a groundhog waddled from the side
of the road and I zigzagged madly and don't
know if I nipped it or not because up ahead I
could see a coyote stalking the Collier's
Oh well, I said, and drove the rest
of the way home without incident.
by James Tate
| Best Poems | Short Poems
Email Poem |
More Poems by James Tate
Comments, Analysis, and Meaning on Thinking Ahead To Possible Options And A Worst-Case Scenario
Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Thinking Ahead To Possible Options And A Worst-Case Scenario here.