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Thinking Ahead To Possible Options And A Worst-Case Scenario

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. I glanced
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
Cat. Oh well, I said, and drove the rest
Of the way home without incident.



Poem Thinking Ahead To Possible Options And A Worst-Case Scenario - Edward Taylor