Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalMarch 14, 2014 

she was

in a way

my first

high school

date

sophomores

chosen

head waiter

waitress

to serve

spring

junior

senior

prom

white shirts

dark slacks

dress shoes

uniformed

work finished

one boy

among

our crew

was old

enough

to drive

so six of us

went riding

together

big chevrolet

no divided

front seat

down

a dust fogged

almost gravel

county road

minor accident

scraped

a rusty

side rail

while

crossing

rickety

wood planked

bridge

no injuries

she began

running

with

the driver

after graduation

split

for college

some years

later

she husband

small plane

disappeared

over the

bermuda

triangle

never found

far as I know

had forgotten

to remember

her until

that jetliner

vanished

last week

she was

thin

blonde

with a

laugh

that could

explode

the dullest

study hall

or transcend

the loudest

cafeteria

noise

mysterious

global

positioning

system

where are

all of us

tonight

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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