Race Track Casualty

We've been speeding around
in this racetrack forever, but
somehow I lost my direction.

I took my eyes off the road,
one lethal nanosecond,
and I lost control.

At these speeds
one minute misstep
causes fatal wreckage.

My body splattered
on the pavement
as you speed by

desperately wishing
you could save me,
but knowing that

one backwards glance
would seal your fate as
your car explodes into flames,

cremating any chance
you ever had
to win the race.