|Lee Friedlander, from America by Car|
In the Passenger’s Seat
Praise to the man in the driving seat – with dials and flashing lights,Command and Control
You have all the levers at hand: brakes, gears, accelerator
All Hail to the man with the buttons!
Pity the one in the passenger’s seat
I see a world you are too occupied to notice: angles and lives,
You are filled with calculations velocity, drift and momentum
Hail to the man with algorithms!
Did you see the double-pattern in the windscreen?
The shadow that walks like a pigeon?
The ruffles in the rain puddle?
Do you hear the counterpoint of the indictor singing to the wiper’s beat?
Thanks to Willow at Magpie Tales for the prompt. More Magpies can be found here.