by Tim Chiu
A backseat driver is rebuked - a poem.
|Witnessing a treasured fantasy,
Driving and spelling out
The proud driver,
Distinguishes a different case.
The defiant vehicle owner,
Unappreciative of the constancy
Of burdensome chatter,
The unflattering pest
Of a companion -
And the concerned partner now
Glides into a holding pattern,
Primping in some static location.
The host becomes
A perfect reflection
Of that focused mirror
Handing out a stay-in-line mentality
To the imminent progress-facilitator.