The cold wind slapped my face
whipping long, thick ebony strands
into the air like twirling dancers.
My body jostled freely in the seat
as we picked up speed.
My mind buzzed with intoxication
Boisterous laughter pierced the crisp air.
my friends swayed to the beat of the music,
flying high in their clouds of chemically induced bliss.
The car’s engine boomed
Colors blurred and my senses slowed down time
while my unfastened body bounced up and down
side, to side.
No one cared when we began to skid.
The sharp turn was followed by the acrid
smell of burning rubber as the car whirled
The boys in front were the first to go,
their lives cut short by adolescent impulses.
Both bodies hurled out of the roofless car
as high pitched screams resonated
piercing my ear drums like knives.
I was airborne
I was terrified
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