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"The New Car"
We had three big white station wagons in a row
over a decade or so.
We liked the bigness for safety,
and the extra room for our keyboards and other things.
The first one got t-boned in a traffic accident,
but as bad as it looked, it still ran.
It looked like a croissant going down the road.
Eventually we bought a twin to it, except a newer model,
and people thought we'd had the old one fixed.
When that wore out, we bought a third big eight cylinder wagon.
It was more of an off-white, but nobody noticed.
They thought it was still the first one with new paint.
A couple of weeks ago
we bought a another station wagon,
a slightly smaller six cylinder model
in a nice shiny dark blue.
Misty was raking the yard yesterday,
when a neighbor came by
and said "I see you have a new paint job on your car"
Misty said this:
"Yes. We had it painted a smaller color."
Copyright © January 22, 2006 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.