In rhetoric, chiasmus is the figure of speech in which two clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; that is, the two clauses display inverted parallelism. Chiasmus was particularly popular in Latin literature, where it was used to articulate balance or order within a text. [from]

I was staring at the night and cars criss crossed my mind, showing crossed meanings

cagliari, 2007.