I watch you
Get run over by a truck
In my driveway

I am home
During the pandemic
Teaching virtually

I see it through
My living room window
And hear the screaming

I run to assist
Bringing blankets for shock while
Someone calls 911

No one is sure
If you will make it
Through the day

We wait together
For the longest time of my life
Till the sirens wail

Paramedics come
And work their magic on you
You stay alive

Surgeries later
A stay in the ICU
And you are home

Broken bones
Punctured lungs
But you heal

I’ve never seen
Anyone get run over
By a truck before

It’s the only time
I ever will

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet with nearly 300 poems published in 2022 and 2023. Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Haiku Corner, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.