The R of Normal

At rest it assumes the air temp
the key turns and the starter stuns
when pushed, it whines; when coaxed, it purrs
Is the R of Normal, normal?

A heavy foot:
rides it hard and leaves it wet,
and stops and goes, riding the brake.
They have the road all to themselves

An easy foot:
listens to and takes good care of,
pulls away slow, coasting along
They share the road with travelers

For some it’s a status symbol
others it conveys from point to point
For some they can’t live without it
others use it to blow brains out

On Sunday some wash ritually
Others run it into the ground
Some are surprised by the dash light
Some wonder if R is normal


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