Hit  and  Run 

Amy Peter

Someone's uncle,

Someone's father,

Someone's husband of nearly 30 years;

met an untimely end staring into headlights.

He didn't deserve to die at a speeding car's mercy.

Even if he'd been more visible, 

it still might not have stopped.

The driver that blew through the crosswalk

didn't give the man a second thought. 

Hit and runs are a tragedy,

but they happen every day.

As long as people are so rushed;

neither car nor man look both ways.

The family doesn't know who killed him,

and they probably never will;

but that doesn't mean they'll stop searching.

Justice for the hit and run killer,

and the victim gone too soon.