Ill Logic

When we heard Allen died,
we assumed it was a bullet through the head,
a suicide, not surprising
since he was an acting student and poet.

When we learned Allen died
by a car through the head and body,
a drunk driver ignoring a stop sign,
his death became an unexpected tragedy.

When we learned the driver that killed Allen
took her own life a week later,
we were surprised to learn the drunk was a woman,
because we assumed the drunk to be a man.

When we learned the woman was a poet
with fearful sorrow, madness and depression
and sometimes acted in community theater
it all made sense again.


copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

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