By Christopher J. Bradley
3/7/01 7:14:48 PM
I didn't hear an audible siren
But a flash went off in the back of my head
When my eyes crossed the rear view
To land upon red and white rotating rooftop lamps.
I was in motion
Climbing right to the curb slowly
Praying that in deep night
This Police officer was for real.
I had been traveling slow
In a forty mile an hour zone
He didn't check for liquor or drugs
Just told me to get to a hotel fast.
He said there was one off to the left
But he didn't lead me there
And I saw the New Briton Square sign again
And just started back onto the Expressway.