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Rust is a sign you rode it
until the tires fell off,

the motor gave up several
ghosts, and the transmission
did more than fail
it fell off.
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Growing old with grace
old-style, challenged by
high weeds, the doors
gone, the chrome
more red than silver.

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Out of the road game,
the odometer is laughing

that this is just the way
any favorite car should end
its days.
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allets
08-07-15
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lizardking's picture

i can't help but apply this

i can't help but apply this to a metaphor for a human's aging, slowly falling apart, how wrinkles and scars are a sign of living

allets's picture

I Am That Metaphor

My scars were earned

my wrinkles sun etched

and permanent.

My gray hair is like rust

my joints rattle

when I dance and yes,

I still dance.

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Lady A

08-08-15

122tp