Pretty hard to miss
Its right-turn-only-ness:
An attribute it all
But audibly declared
In as many words of white.

My signaling a right
Was a click beyond the call,
Or would have been . . . What was I doing?
Why bother? Enough with being
Nicer than required.

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This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 42 Number 2, on page 30
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