Driving Home

Cars,
Speeding up,
Slowing down,
Roaring, howling,
Bouncing, changing lanes,
Jerking in and out of
Freeway-straightaways,
Contain people
Gritting teeth,
Clutching steering wheels,
Switching radio stations,
Tapes, or CDs,
Searching for that
Jungle-beat--
People shaking fists,
Dreaming,
Playing financial chess,
Alone,
Filling empty spots,
Like Andretti-hamlet
Hybrids.

Cars,
Like people outside themselves,
Looking for their turn-off
At Gatsby's green light.


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