A Poem Because It’s Late And I’m Only Just Home

YOU WANT TO BUY AN OUTBOARD MOTOR
BUT THEY'RE EXPENSIVE OBJECTS,
PRECISION MACHINERY,
AND IT'S REALLY CONFUSING READING THE BROCHURES.
YOUR FRIEND JACOB KNOWS ABOUT THEM
BUT HE'S HARD TO PIN DOWN EXCEPT ON WEEKENDS
AND WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT MOTORS
HE GESTICULATES WILDLY AND YOU LOSE TRACK.
YOU LOOK ON THE INTERNET TO FIND OUT
JUST A FEW BASIC THINGS YOU CAN ASK
IN THE STORE, WHEN THE CLERK
LOOKS AT YOU AS IF YOU AND HE APPRECIATE THE FINER THINGS.
HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE AND THRUST
AND ANTI-VENTILATION AND FUEL EFFICIENCY
AND ALL THE GREAT GODDAMN TIMES YOU'D HAVE
OUT THERE ON THE LAKE.
27 August 2010
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