i got a lovely holiday card from my dear friend
sharing all of her family’s news
including her oldest daughter
taking her driver’s ed training online
all i can picture is mario kart.
actual humans in tokyo, mario-karting on the road
clearly someone had the same vision.
“most of american life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.”
image credits: nintendo/mario kart, google images japan
the pinto wagon
bare bones edition
shared with sibs
lost school papers
hand crank windows
as many friends as we could jam in
rockin’ our fm-converter
a drag-racing ticket
but it had wheels
took us places
this was our flivver.
had a number of flivvers
over the years
carried the memories
like this one.
do you remember your flivver?
Part of Speech- Noun
Origin – Unknown, early 20th century
Definition – A cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition.
“a car for every purse and purpose.”
-alfred p. sloan
credits: google image, wordgenius.com
is it for the music, the art, or the shine?
“whither goest thou, america, in thy shiny car at night?
– jack kerouac
some people get into a car by opening a door and climbing in.
others do not and prefer to use a circus approach.
“if you get all tangled up, just tango on.”
my car and i
have happily traveled
100,000 miles together as of today.
who knows how far we’ll go from here?
‘there is but one earth, tiny and fragile,
and one must get 100,000 miles away
to appreciate one’s good fortune in living on it.’
(Major General, USAF, Ret.) is an american former astronaut and test pilot. selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice.
it’s the perfect day to follow a rogue leg down the road.
“if you don’t have a leg to stand on, you can’t put your foot down.”
“don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.”
we pulled up at the same time
right next to each other
i got out
his family got out
he stayed in
we looked at each other
i said hello to him
his mom said
he insists on
on every journey
to get out of the car
until they all get home
he just loves to ride.
“i’m going along for the ride. the whole ride.
all the way to the end of the line. wherever that is.”
– al pacino in “carlito’s way – 1993