Standing on the bridge

I dial the number

Can't drag my eyes from the scene

Stunned into slumber

.

The phone keeps on ringing

.

Cars stop

Strangers surge forward

Wanting to help

Feeling too awkward

.

The phone keeps on ringing

.

Acrid fumes reach my nose

Drifting from the car

A siren draws closer

So near, yet so far

.

The phone keeps on ringing

.

Paramedics arrive

They delve through to wreck.

Trying to see,

I'm craning my neck

.

The phone keeps on ringing

.

Standing on the bridge

My heart on my lips

Strangers turn, shake their heads

Their hands on their hips

.

The phone keep on ringing

.

The phone keeps on ringing

.

A voice

Relief

.

Someone else's phone is still ringing.