Another Tank of Gas
by J. W. Murphy
Monday, August 04, 2003
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When I submitted "A Tank of Gas" Erin Moen requested a sequel to it and I have finally done this. Enjoy. (I posted A Tank of Gas at the end since these two go together.)
Picked up the car today
off the San Francisco Bay.
It's now back where it came from--
same port from which it left.
Except, then it wasn't raining
but the rain doesn't spoil the mood.
I picked up the old beat up car
on the first possible day.
I'm happy that the ship came in
earlier than it was expected.
I drove the old car north again,
back across the Carquinez Strait
and filled it up in American Canyon
with another tank of gas.
"A Tank of Gas"
Dropped off the car today,
shipping it back to the States,
shipping it back where it came from.
It occurred to me just now
that the next time I fill the tank
I'll be filling it up back home.
Of course, I'll be there first,
waiting for the ship to come in
with that old beat up car inside.
I'll be happy when the ship comes in--
not 'cause I'm attached to the car.
I'll be happy to have something to drive
that's paid for, and all I have to do
is fill it up with a tank of gas.
*November 19, 2002.
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|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Kool write J
I have owned several,
Brand new American made car,
they all sucked,
junked them all before the garranty,
one, I finished paying for, after a 4 years loan, and the engine burn 4 months later.
my best car was a 65 VW bug
|Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
|I love my hoopty too, beats walking when I don't want to. Very good write! ~Z~|