Head on or sideswipe,

Fatal or figurative,

Paths are irrevocably altered.


Waves crash,

Whips lash,

Stars (and hearts) gravitate.


Heads butt,

Bodies slam,

Balls (and hearts) rebound.


A child forms and fashions herself,

By colliding with her enduring mother.


People and ideas,

Confrontation and resistance can temper.


A crucible of transformation,

Hopefully for the better.


Unless it is an assassination,

Or a hit and run.


Disbelief and incredulity are the first on the scene, Followed by confusion and sadness,

Making way for pain and grief.


Leaving a discarded husk on the road.