Invisible cities await where the highways give way

To ghostly pedestrians, fat dogs and cats gone awry

And rhinestone borders no storks ever crossed either way.


Which highway is lost, that’s for thrones and town halls to decide;

The roads devils build are for angels to tax and deny;

Asphaltic Morganas help turnpikes absorb and divide.


Urbanibalists itch for domes and for shambles in spades

When pangolins moonlight as Rapture pigeons on standby.

Hail, metro-barter! Hail, Dimanche Chefs’ brigades!


Saudade banquets decimate highwaymen in the meantime:

Each chalice is an avatar deliberating on brusque oppidan goodbyes,

Each decimation guests Haruspex divinations in chrome pantomime.


Your prized thoroughfares – thus somber manufacturers of voids

That lead to mushroomed clouds of pearly gates whereby

Reigns schadenfreude karma crowned by selfies and faux-polaroids.


I’ll steer your gluttony to boroughs of bacchanalian repute,

But once your compass gone, stop mourning the death of WIFI!

Inside cenotaphs reception is poor, yet bliss pings en route.


Most freeways dream orthochromatic, so for Daltonic tricks

You ought to squint and wear your monkey suit and tie

And chant “I’m home!” with your gestating moon as testatrix.


Each moon creams a city, while suns broil bridge and gyrations;

Adrift highways nurture, while endowed conurbations belie;

Around the bend I’ll drive you for some diesel-fueled ovations.


Now ask your selves if stereochromatic indications

Of tittering will afford meanings to the crashing “Why?”



(in memoriam Italo Calvino and Theo Angelopoulos)

Project details:

Project initial stage: Lost Highway (LH) > 2014-2017, Project final stage: My Car is Your Avatar (MCIYA) > 2020,

Visuals and Concept Design: Alexandru Crisan, Storyline and Verse: C.StDinulescu.

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