April 4, 2012

Car Show

The celebrity
and his date
eye my roadster,
engine idling,
gearbox still warm,
my beat-up hands
at rest on the wheel.
Though I'm not selling,
he knows how
to drive a bargain,
add something else
to his growing collection,
place in the care
of his full-time mechanic,
who will always be there
to get him around.
Today he's looking
at vintage Bugatti,
a car I will never be able
to own, only admire
from an impossible distance,
my heart feeling the deep,
low rumble,
when someone eases
her pedal down.