SHINY METAL BOXES

 

Two lights of white,

two lights of white,

two lights of white

forward,

stop,

forward

stop.

Inside the shiny metal boxes

faces echo impatience

radios blare

amplified

hip hop bass drums

rap with me brother

sluggish vein

Two lights of red

two lights of red

two lights of red…

shiny metal boxes

make this serpent

coil in slow motion

we call this a freeway

should call it the slow way

whirlybirds above

but on the street below

four wheels

two lights of white,

two lights of red

undulating columns…

a snail's pace

in shiny metal boxes.

 

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