Two cars smashed,
Both drivers lax,
Glass shatters, blood drips,
Gashes on heads and lips.
Gasps, expletives, screams and shrieks!
Tow trucks chug by expectantly,
Crowd shuffles round, mutters audibly,
As traffic comes to a halt, watches tick.
Sirens wail! Police heed the distress call,
They whistle, bark their commands to all,
Paramedics snip in deft haste,
Victims zoomed to a safe place,
Measuring tapes roll right,
Cars lugged out of sight,
In a flash,
10 July 2008