There were four:
the horse, the driver, the carriage, and the passenger.
Then there was the horseless carriage and there were three:
the driver, the car, and the passenger.
Now there is the driverless car and there are two:
the car and the passenger.
In the future, will there be teleportation, and only be one:
And after that, will there be virtual travel, and there be none?
This poem is about auto racing. It is a series of words associated with it. The words were written in the order they were thought. There was some sense not to be too direct in the poem, which is why words like car, automobile, engine, racing, etc. are not there. There was some idea of creating the scene of an auto race without saying it was an auto race. The idea was to express what an auto race would feel like.
Today is the last post of the Poems with Explanations Series. Hopefully it has been enjoyed. A new post series will start on Monday.