Thousands of tons of metal, plastic and rubber
Racing down the highway
A river of minerals, metals and atoms
Keep in the lines
Mind the white lines
Stay in your lane
Millions of tons, metal, plastic and rubber
Speeding toward us
A counter current, like a river
Stay on your side
Stay over there.
The roar reaches over the sides
Over the railings
Up the hills
Into the homes
Stay within your lines
Don’t sway or wander
Stay in the flow
Or you’ll get demolished
So will thousands of others
A pile-up of tons of metal plastic and rubber
And drivers at the wheel.
Human beings caught on a racetrack
With tons of metal plastic and rubber.
Where are we headed? Where are we going?