Oh, to Be a Speed Bump

Mary Scaletta
Jul 1, 2023
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Oh, to be a speedbump
To the people in the world purposely doing evil things…

Now that I’m clear that they exist…
Now that they have touched me personally.

To be a wall is better.
To stop them in their tracks.
But that’s a tall order,
One too hard for most.

But to at least be a speed bump,
To at least make them think:
To ponder for a split second their path.

To maybe make them understand they could hurt others
By going thoughtlessly too fast.

To maybe make them take a different path the next time
That won’t hurt the vulnerable.

And if that doesn’t work,
To at least damage the vehicle
With which they are using to violate the law.