The Bridge

A busy city
is struck by disaster.
Many drivers
are thankful
that they were not faster.
A canyon opened
in front of their eyes.
Some were lucky
to escape with their lives.
The unfortunate ones
could never have known
what lay in store
when they left home.
Friends embarking
on their holidays,
passed fellow travellers
on their working day.
Others, that
were down below
pulled their curtains
as the carnage grew.
The blame game
will now begin
as politicians
express their chagrin.
That is no value
to those bereaved,
who know their
loved ones
did not have to leave.

grey concrete bridge on body of water under blue and white sky during daytime
Photo by Klas Tauberman on

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