A vehicle that advertises
Enabler of rapid venue changes.
A fickle partner during an
License for projecting
uniqueness and self-importance.
A metal box on wheels that
starts and stops interminably.
Conductor of blithe bodies over
ground that is never seen.
Cocoon-like intimacy provider
that allows for metamorphosis within.
A ‘fortification’ we rely on
while propelling ourselves through the fray.
As a ‘driver’ the first and
probably the only ‘command position’ one will hold.
A mobile container we place our
bodies in at great peril hoping strangers will ‘avoid’ us.
- Perhaps the most
cherished ‘killing device’ known to ‘man’.
- Perhaps modern
transport has alienated many from beauty and discovery.
- Perhaps ‘ease of
travel’ panders to our wishful thinking that we can be
- Perhaps ‘dilapidations’
are becoming the most common fixture on the landscapes of
‘third world’ countries.
- Perhaps some find
refuge in their autonomous, anonymous ‘auto-driving’ role;
perhaps others relish the power to accelerate.
- Perhaps the means to
quickly leave home has habituated many to ‘escaping’ rather
than accommodating and resolving differences.
- Perhaps future
historians will cynically laugh at present day highway
carnage; perhaps they will be stupefied by the casual
attitudes in risking ‘life and limb’ daily.
- Perhaps the
‘well-traveled’ roads both unite and divide us; perhaps this
irony is indicative of an expanding nation compartmentalized
in ever-dwindling numbers per dwelling.
- Perhaps youthful
exuberance to drive should be tempered with the harsh
realities of crushed, blood-oozing flesh; perhaps stints in
Emergency Rooms should be required before a license is
- Perhaps the gravest
injustice of the late 20th Century was the inordinate energy
consumption by many aloof societies; perhaps the drive to
secure ‘convenience’ inured many to the waste and the plight
of the poor.
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ESSAY ON AUTOMOBILE by EDWIN
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