In spite of the miserable grey weather
There isn’t anything notable about my journey
Until she appears from out of nowhere
Forcing everything to change instantly.
Agonising screeching of strained tyres
Combines with the sickening sound of crunching metal
As two vehicles meld tightly together
Front ends in the most hideous embrace.
Impact causes time to freeze momentarily
Forcing my heart rate to increase dangerously
Whilst my brain enters information recon mode
To the chorus of impatient traffic hurtling past.
On self-inspection, I appear to be physically okay
Although I cannot escape that noise in my head
A grotesque crescendo of the collision
Which is now played in a continuous loop.
Blues lights flash around me stealing my attention
No injuries to report other than a cricked neck
I’m still shaking on the spot that I stand on
Whilst the tension in my head begins to increase.
Particulars are exchanged with minimal pleasantries
As the moment of chaos begins to surpass
Everything around me begins to normalise
Except, that brutal noise in my head.