Dead Bridge

By Duane L Herrmann

Skeleton of steel,

twisted, bent and broken:

by the side of the road

discarded as nothing,

to be replaced

by a boring bridge.

The old bridge,

was a railroad bridge,

and served

the people well:

buses of school children

and tons of farmers’ grain

had all passed over

in a century of time.

Now that bridge is gone

and the world moves on.

~ Duane L Herrmann

Remnants of a Life, c 2019

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