maybe the idea is to be able
to switch to the automatic
like knowing you can sleepwalk in traffic.
Knowing you will feel nothing when you
break a limit. Shrug at the squeal
of a pad on smoke, hit a curb, spit,
so the nearest creepy creature
will refrain from silly rebellion
because while writhing if struck with blindness
progress proceeds a hell of a lot
smoother – protocol – depends on who
the protocol commander happens to be
and the number of lapel bars and stars.
Okay in this case – best case by all means,
to go on and doze off. Lanes jammed? Who cares