Tons of Rocks

Of the fight…

   Tons of Rocks

Ten times over the bridge that day
Signs banging then the road dropped likesome tons of rocks
Cars and trucks were tumbling and fell like they were blocks
Sliding backward time to pray

And jump
But the driver cracked
His spine when the landing jarred

His back hard
Then had to be strapped
To a stretcher and carried out in a painful lump

The passenger was able to stray
getting out and looking around he took stock
And found two trying to get out of a car that looked like a crushed box
Helping them out together they walked away


From   –   Bridges Don’t Falls Down: Stories from the I35W Bridge Collapse