Ratchet turning to the left
taking off the valve cover,
scraping off the gasket
with a putty knife.
Thinking of Tracy while
putting on the new.
Underneath the monolith,
draining the life blood – oil,
Up top, adjusting the carburetor,
right mixture of fuel and air.
Where did I put her phone number?
Closing the hood, and wiping off smudges,
looking her over, and starting her up,
glass pacs on the exhaust roaring,
mag wheels jumping, ready to rumble.
Does she like me?
There was no time for peace,
too busy looking cool or trying,
it was all about power and speed.
Revving, pushing the clutch in,
taking it out of neutral, putting it in
then stomping the gas pedal.
Wheels spinning with smoke,
incredible noise and power,
Should I take her to the movies?
It was 1976.
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