Thursday, September 30, 2010

Doc Daley's Last Trick • A favorite for years

Tom Frank • Magician, originally uploaded by Dai Vernon.

Goodbye Old Friend

Goodbye old friend, it was fun while it lasted
4 years and change, short of fantastic

Bittersweet to see you go
Redondo Beach
Marine layer blows

You were my car
My Transpo
My cigar lounge

I spent a lot of time in you
a couple hours a day

I've owned a lot of cars in my life
and they were all used w/ miles
I loved them all
They all made me smile

You saved my life and for that I am thankful
That woman on the freeway smashed into us
totaling her car and somehow you drove away
a bit beat up, you gave me another 6 months

All the music we listened to all the cigars I smoked
all the freeways and surface streets
castles and moats

Golf clubs in the back seat, street rig in the trunk
side view mirror held on with blue masking tape
cigar ashes everywhere

I will miss your non functioning speedometer, odometer, and sunroof
and the door that wouldn't close completely
you had character and you kept me out of trouble
because you had no pick up
there was not hot dogging

In the heat of the valley, in the dead of summer
you never let me down

I will miss you and your family
I have driven Volvo's for almost 20 years

Time to move on
Goodbye old friend