Now that I know and have seen it’s true intentions I feel it’s power even when it went back into hiding behind those messages that seemed to come from care and concern, those messages that I believed to be so sincere in the beginning. I now know to look beyond that and see that it doesn’t come from concern or care that it instead comes as a warning. It conceals itself with other structures and signs that don’t carry the same intentions. These days I curse and spit whenever it smiles or even glances my way.
Since revealing its true self seven days after my friend was claimed, it tries its best to go back into hiding. I know it is only a matter of time until it returns to boasting about how many more it has claimed.
It’s just a matter of time before it is standing a little taller, a little brighter, and a little prouder. It mocks me now because it knows I know of its intentions, because I know what it is capable of. I hear it snicker behind its messages while giving other cars advice. Its brightness is just as loud as the sound of my tires rolling over the concrete waves. The lives it claims increases its importance, making it more relevant until it can stand in victory in a few more months - once again undefeated and waiting in anticipation for the following year so it can claim many more. Now my commutes are in silence. I no longer wave hello or goodbye
since it’s betrayal and I do not care to give it anymore of my attention.