WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

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A semi swerves.  Suddenly,
We’re face-to-face, in my lane.
A dozen scenarios
Run through my mind;
Weighing my options.

Though it seems like forever,
It’s a flash. And just like that,
It’s over.

 

© Marie Elena Good, 2016

BOKETTO FORM (created by Walter Wojtanik of Poetic Bloomings):

Describes a moment in time.
Two stanzas.
First stanza syllable count: 7, 7, 7, 4, 5.
Second stanza syllable count:  7, 7, 3.