Machine I loved


A low slung Volks
turbo charged, fast
(naturally)
did 130 miles on
the Arugumbay
Moneragala road
“A poor man’s porsche’
my friend said.
Leonard Cohen crooning
as we looked
at the mountains
whizzing by
light poured in
the driver seat
comfortable enough to
race in.
I down shifted to third
then, back to fourth, fifth
as we turned the corner
on two wheels
the car did a one eighty
and smashed against
the hillside
we poured out
stunned, bruised, bleeding
we were ok
the car ok, too
German engineering
I thought
I loved this car
I was biased
Thank god we weren’t
driving the Prius.

NS FEB 13, 2017

 

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