A Bridge Leading to Nowhere

The flames flicker violently under the decrepit boards of a forgotten bridge.
Our shadows dance like giants in the silence of the cold distant night.
I catch myself wondering if I am still there; listening; crying; laughing.
Smoke slithers like a snake through the cracks staring down on us.
We recoil from the chaotic surroundings of lives we do not understand.
I wonder how long I have been here; reconstructing; lamenting; missing.
The smoldering wood hisses as we douse the fire clinging to our souls.
Ashes scatter on the rocky floor like dreams shattered against reality.
I struggle to remember every detail; the lines; the verse; the fading pages.