The Big Red Machine

Soft, smooth grease is the official
prescription given in the manual
to solve resistance when shifting,
but is generally unnecessary unless
the vehicle is sixty years old, and the
scary part is I have now been the owner
for one-third of that life span. Soon enough,
I will have owned that truck more years than I
have breathed air on this planet which is dying because
those fumes are disproportionately a mix of oxygen and unspent gasoline
emanating from my less than efficient and rarely reliable, but ultimately beautiful
work of polluting art that carries us hither and thither in style and antiquity.


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