NaPoWriMo 4.7: Product Recall




Catch up Friday (and because writing is more fun that other things I should probably be doing).

A quickly-written but heartfelt piece today (for yesterday, day seven) on behalf of me and I suspect many other road-users…


Product Recall

In an unprecedented cross-brand move
the producers of multiple makes
of luxury cars have issued
an urgent statement in which they state
a range of failure, including:

indicators which refuse to signal
anything but total disregard
for others; wing-mirrors which reflect
only the image of the driver;
rear-view mirrors which frame
only the owner’s own navel;
windows which bring about
colour-blind confusion between
red, amber and green; and pedals
which twitch of their own volition.

They are recommending the return
of every single model of these cars,
which will immediately be melted down
into ostentatious bike racks and public
sculpture, marking this historic occasion
as an act of reconciliation
to all those who will never again
feel the dark alloy menacing them
just feet away, on the motorway;
to all those who will never again
feel their revving presences sending
fear and loathing
through their
fleshy and crash-helmeted minds.

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