Entering his garage found the car engine running
perturbed thought it very odd
must be an electrical fault what else could it be
yet held the key in his hand
there was more to this unusual event he pondered
as the bad memories stirred!
Only a few weeks ago had placed his wife in the car
tense as he had been questioned
so far his plans had worked well thought a suicide
she had a history of depression
plenty of pills plus the fumes yet guilt lingered on
hated her but knew it was wrong!
Was it just that a feeling of regret at the repulsive act
or was there more still felt her near
put aside any nagging doubts opened the garage door
reversed out had to meet his girlfriend
until his wife’s demise was known as his mistress
she would get rid of this stress!
Even driving to work became an increasing problem
never seemed to be alone
at his office computers kept shutting off objects missing
his chair moved and incessant calls
but nobody ever on the other end was getting paranoid
this odd conduct co-workers him did avoid!
But the day did come when he swore he saw his dead wife
smelling the perfume she always wore
just before the wheel violently turned and off the road
into a tree at speed the car swerved
an unfortunate accident the police report clearly read
now like his wife he to was dead!
The Foureyed Poet.