The $825 love affair

See me
the Model T,
an old automobile
as real as yesterday was fancy
but anyway
see me,
the engine block chock full of grime,
time was
when I shone, sadly
yesterday’s gone and
I am rusted and no longer shine, but
what a time
what speed
what hunger and greed,
see me and the Model T
we forded rivers together
fought battles with rattles and
leaks, the odd squeaks, we
rocked it and now it’s only
the rocking chair for me and
the occasional memory.

© 2015, John Smallshaw.