by Tim Chiu
A modern, everyday sight - crossing a bridge - a poem.
|A fast-pay access lane or highway
Often leads to the next, or newest,
Extension or thoroughfare -
A highly-trafficked crossing
Known as a bridge;
Which is designed
To convey motorized vehicles
To places of regional
Or localized nature.
Views of the water or bay
Line the structure
And engulf that somewhat lengthy connector
With ample scenery;
Meanwhile, gusts of wind and rain
Often wreak havoc
On the virol travellers and their vehicles.
But as is usual, on a busy weekend or weekday,
The buses, motorcycles, SUVs, and sedans
Plow through that supported roadway
And re-assert themselves
On to dry, urban or somewhat rural land -
Further attaching their drivers and passengers
To life on heavenly soil.