blocking out the tomorrow of today
Hands grip the steering wheel
as they've done for the past four years
16 the magic number
now a kid of 20
"on the road"
becomes this beatnik's manifesto
maybe it's just a passing phase
or maybe he will wander all his days
in the desert of his home town
forever claiming enlightenment
through the mundane
forget not though he is the "man in the box"