Saturday, May 10, 2008

Twas the night before

Saturday and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even one dog

The doors were all locked, the dogs in their kennel,
With visions of dog food with organic fennel.

Cindi and I all snug in the bed
Alarm clocks all set to wake up without dread.

When out in the street there arose such a clatter,
A four car pile up and only one driver!

We sprung from our beds to see what it was about
Cindi sprinted quickly while I limped with my gout.

The neighbors were groggy they all came to their yards
To find out what happened to tell their own canards

The police came quickly with sirens and lights flashing
to see what and been bashing

The man who'd been driving was really confused
The story he told had words that refused
To make any sense to those of us who listened
Flashing lights all around they just glistened.

So much for the poor poetry. The paramedics and ambulance took the driver away, tow trucks came, and all our neighbors just stood out there chatting till way past midnight. but of the three parked cars, one may have been totaled, its owner was glad he had over-insured the car. Some of the neighbors said that some passengers from the the only car that had been moving at the time of the accident had fled after the crash.

I think we heard the noise just before 10 and got back into the house sometime after midnight. More tow trucks where here late this morning taking away two more of the cars (one, a Prius, less than 6 weeks old). Neither of our cars were touched. But I'll be more interested in parking in the alley from now on.

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