It's fine to steer your bright-red, brand-new car,
hear Marvin Gaye's good music while your drive.
It's fine this spring to be right where you are:
not really scared yet, knowingly alive.
You could have caught a bus where bombers dive,
been human shield or accidental fuss
for either side whose suited leaders cuss
each other as to whose smart bombs explode
your seated solids through a burning bus
while what have been your liquids stain the road.

Roadie appeared in Möbius in November, 1999.