August 2013

Four-wheeled Fantasy

She used to be something
Something extraordinary,
Something fresh and glossy
A crowning accomplishment
Truly something to behold
She was dynamic
She never once winced at sign the work
No matter how arduous
No matter how long the hours
She’d gladly give you all she had
Without grumble or objection
Out past the midnight hour when you called her
Yet she was up early the next morning awaiting you
Eager for another day
Anxious for more
She’s never confessed defeat
Even when it was so evident
Though the same cannot be said for her composition
But gumption only goes so far
Innovation and time suppress us all
Bigger, quicker, brawnier, better
The formula for obsolescence
But she’s still there
Lost amongst rust and ghosts
Derelict amid the wasteland
But her stalwart spirit remains

—Cody Jemes

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