It heaves a metallic gasp and screams into disaster;
arms burnt with searing heat, eyes blinded by the glare.
Body glistening in the light, as though reflected in a flare.
Unconsciously it rolls, body grazed, vortex now concave
sight ripped out – too late to save.
It’s skull fractured,jaws smashed,flesh seared, scarred and slashed.
Lying dead – now dragged away,
the last indignity to a common tow truck inelegantly lashed.