Dying On My Street

I was teaching school

Just teaching school

A woman was dying

Dying

On my street

I was caught up

In a moment

A moment of life

Of learning and laughing

Unaware

Unaware at that moment

That it was the last

The last for

The woman who was dying

Dying

Alone on my street

A ditch

A ditch in a front yard

On my street

Five houses down

Is where she was

Dying

And I

I was commenting

Just commenting on

What a beautiful fall day

It was

While the woman was dying

Dying

On my street.