Turn Signals

What is it

About left turn signals

Those flashing green arrows

That mean

Turn left!

Turn left!

Turn left!

 

That so confuses some people?

 

Have they really been unaware of this rudimentary technology

For so long?

 

They hesitate

 

Equivocate

 

Should I go?

 

Should I go?

 

Inch forward

 

Really?

 

Really?

 

Maybe I shouldn’t

 

Sorry

 

Slowly

 

Slowly

 

Slowly

 

All the while the two dozen other cars

Rev their engines

In the line behind but

See their chance disappear

 

Behind this idiot

Who’s losing time

Gumming up the works

Giving us the gears

 

David Trudel  © 2012

 

 

 

Advertisements

5 Comments

Filed under Poetry

5 responses to “Turn Signals

  1. I guess you have driven in Los Angeles. Good post.

  2. unfetteredbs

    so very true and so nicely done without any cursing 🙂

  3. Thanks! No, I’ve never driven in L.A., but it seems to be a widespread occurrence!

  4. Seb

    It’s the natural inclination of the American to turn right, Mr Romney is counting on it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s