I thought it was you in the car that went by
But then I realised the shade of blue was wrong
As your car is not blue or even green
And the model was not one you would choose.
The number plate was unfamiliar too,
You certainly would not have a sticker of a fish
Or a baby on board sign in the back window;
In fact you would not be driving the roads
Around here at this time at all
And you do not even own a car
Let alone drive
So it really could not have been you
But I stared after just in case.