for/from Mike Ferguson
Have you been on the motorway lately?
Miles and miles and miles of reduced speed
for the building of a so-called ‘smart’ motorway
which will actually just mean digital signage
here and there, miles of turgid roadworks, and
no time to have a stretch around Birmingham.
There was a time when one could bomb
up the motorway trouble free; I don’t believe
any roads today can cope with today’s traffic.
Hope today with weekend allows you to refresh.
As I said, apart from having to stop regularly
for lunch, 6 hours is a pretty damn fine drive.
© Rupert M Loydell
Illustration: Claire Palmer