5.5.2020 – bridges toll, bells toll

bridges toll, bells toll
toll as death toll totals climb
along life’s tollway

Toll.

The cost.

A charge payable for permission to use a particular bridge or road.

And the number of deaths, casualties, or injuries arising from particular circumstances, such as a natural disaster, conflict, or accident.

Or the sound or cause to sound with a slow, uniform succession of strokes, as a signal or announcement.

As well as taking a toll.

Or, have an adverse effect, especially so as to cause damage, suffering, or death

Such a sad word.

Too many applications.

Heard too often.

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