Did Run Smooth



But there was just one slight

Snag. It caught us as

We passed, like a hook through

A buttonhole, a coat tail caught

In a closing door. We could have moved on,

Eased it gingerly from its… predicament,

Teasing a thorn from a lion’s paw:

But it snatched us in an instant,

Jerked us, snapped our necks like

Crash test dummies flung through

A suddenly brittle windshield;

My neck snapped back to find

You, Eurydice, snagged on it too



The challenge was to write a poem in under a minute. I think that, given the time constraints, it almost comes out legible. 


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