Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Sat in the gridlock

Sat in the gridlock
fuzz of brakelights through the windscreen rainfilm
only the dashboard handbrake icon saying
we are not adrift
as condensation steals the tarmac’s sheen
and melts faces in fading machines alongside
for fifteen seconds
till the air-con and the blower
and the recirculator and the heated rear
drive it away and
reshape reality
as defined
(according to engineered, failsafe parameters)
by the engine management system.

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