Hurtling along the highway
smashed with speed.
Thrill dumps adrenaline in blood.
Mind races to catch up with life,
oblivious of those left behind.
Peripheral scenery rushes past,
to coalesce in a whizzing blur.
Sound of loud music and roaring air
drown calls of caution from co-travelers.
World in the rear view recedes unseen,
senses concentrate on the immediate.
The moment warps what lies ahead
and vision tunnels to a fiery point.
As rescuers douse the blazing wreck,
absence of skid marks indicates no attempt
to use the brakes.
People slow down for a look and move on...