Close Call Villanelle

Only a very few

on that black rainy day 

actually knew. 


With hindsight 

I can truthfully say 

only a very few 


brilliant and bright 

blue eyes looking out of their bay 

windows actually knew 


of the headlong flight 

down the one-way 

street. Only a very few 


with foresight 

and the three idiots in the Stingray 

who got away with it actually knew 


how tight 

and close we came to death. Hey, 

only a very few 

actually knew.