Today's poem is by Melissa Balmain

        — In memory of Jackass scar Ryan Dunn

When it came to wild stunts, he was second to none—
so who'd have predicted that Ryan M. Dunn
would die, not by catapult, cannon or cougar,
or Russian roulette with a dung-coated Luger,
or by tying himself to a runaway moose,
or snorting ground glass off a lion's caboose,
but by drinking and driving? How could he succumb
to an impulse so achingly, commonly dumb?

Copyright © 2014 Melissa Balmain All rights reserved
from Walking in on People
Able Muse Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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