it is more about the journey
coz there is no guarantee
we will reach our destination

a manual gives me more control
to maneuver those curves and bumps
an automatic relies on brakes and accelerator

dual operation leaves far less control
unable to drift with the nuances
I bounce between the extremes

I prefer the windy scenic back road
to the angry toxic highway
less traffic and more courtesy

a more leisurely pace
coasting thru the curves
glimpsing lush green valleys

than speeding with agro impatience
tailgating me or changing their pace
when overtaking opportunities arise

a steady rural pace
fits easier than the toxic race
living in the now is ace!