The unexpected happens most suddenly

It is instantaneous

In the space of time it takes to blink an eye, it flashes out of the blue, a curious silver fish glimpsed among the clouds

The unexpected happens

In the most ordinary of times

That day she died

Was insignificant

A day shopping for groceries – of all things

She didn't get the chance to look up

Before she was crushed under three tons of concrete

And God's hand

Throwing dice

What if must have been like

To be snatched away like that

To be doing something so



Moments before the crunching of bones

What must her last thoughts have been?

Before the agony ended



No sound can be more unexpected than the snip

Of Fate's sheers

On that sunny afternoon in the aisles of the grocery store