road toll

numbers
piling
ever high,
every day
the road
tolls, the
bells are
ringing for
the dead,
the people
cry and
shake their
jaded heads.
They speed
their only
lives away,
driving under
the influence
of fresh
faced peers,
straight out
of driving
school and
high school,
testosterone
anger –
the perfect
fuel for
fast cars,
wearing their
super hero
teflon suits,
reliving a
video game,
distracted by
laughing
friends
mucking about,
having fun,
overloaded
drunk and
so high,
text messages
and always
ringing mobiles,
stolen cars
and freedom
to live
and freedom
to die.