Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Driving in Italy

The roads may be pockmarked
But most drive like Monza.
Accelerate, break
Take the racing line
Overtake, accelerate some more.

In their hearts all men here are Felipe Massa.
Except the old drivers in their rustic three-wheeled bees that buzz through the back lanes.
Always ensuring they stay
In the middle
And when navigating a roundabout cause others to pray
‘Not my way. Not my way. Not my way.’

1 comment:

  1. Driving in Italy is really crazy... especially if one is used to the orderly traffic here in the US. I remember when we had our Italy vacations that we were scared driving in Rome especially that we are not very familiar with Italian language.