Shards of glass catch the sun's fluid rays,
reflecting tiny rainbows into human eyes.
Twisted shells of metal vehicles
lie bleeding in the midst of human flies.
Anguished cries haunt the fragile ears,
while the pavement drinks the juice of life.
Cops converge upon this scene of carnage,
sweeping up after this collision of strife.
Sirens moan through the gathering crowd,
demanding entrance to this play of sorrow.
Broken lives are loaded upon stiff stretchers,
and some lose the chance to see tomorrow.
The shattered pieces of molded metal
are towed quickly away to free congested cars.
Silently, this accident vanishes from fractured news,
a lesson forgotten in the reign of wars.