Jalopy

In car years
by most standards
my Honda Accord
and great grand pappy
are closely related

like we’ve had it
nine years this November

it still passes
the clean air test
and anything else
within reason
no problem

We’ve looked after it
regular checkups
synthetic oil
ethanol gas

A few big bills
but the V6 still hums
it still starts every time
stops on a dime
gets us from A to B

They do make some things
like they used to

better

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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