Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mass Produced

Image by Daryl Edelstein

We were 
and straight off the showroom floor.
We had that new girl smell,
and we were hard as hell
to handle.

one became a mother.
One took a married lover.
One joined a faux ashram downtown.
We got cracks in the glass,
droops in the ass,
and engines making funky clunk sounds.

Quality control was slipping.
All our warranties had been let slide.
Wheels, years, and odometers rolling -
from latest models to classic rides.

For the Mini-Challenge at Real Toads


Hannah said...

LOVE your take on this one, Mama Zen...a humorous to read! :)

Brian Miller said...

haha...happens to the best of us...and we can hope to become classics on the showroom floor, or pampered but who really wants to live under a cover and only come out once a year...

Gail said...

I really enjoyed this...that new girl smell!

Fantastic picture painted with your words.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love and relate to this one, MZ!! Thanks for the smiles!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Such a short trip from Young and Happening to my age where it has all Already Happened. Hee hee. Enjoy the ride, kiddo. You have lots of miles on your odometer yet!

Grace said...

Love the spin MZ, it happens to all of us ~ Here's to more classic rides ~

Fireblossom said...

I love the new girl smell, like new car smell. And the faux ashram!

Susie Clevenger said...

New girl smell...been a long time since I had Love your take on the image. I am on the classic model lot myself. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! Herein lies the story of so many lives, from new girl smell to classic rides.
You've got to wonder about a store that actually advertises its goods as mass produced!

Grandmother said...

I liked the new girl smell and hard as hell to handle! Evn if we lose the first, I hope we keep the second!

Spiderdama said...

hehe, just love it! Great:-)

Emma Major said...

Love it, I've always preferred classics

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Such a great poem! Takes a lot of work to keep up that quality control!

Kay L. Davies said...

Aha, I love this. Laughed and laughed.

She Writes said...

Oh my gosh, I love this.

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Great write, mz
Bur personally, i'd rather fly off the curve at 140 and show an oak tree what for before being polished and driven by some rich geezer in the classics parade.
Jus sayin

Sioux said...

I love the "cracks in the glass droops in the ass" lines.

So funny and sadly, so true.

Green Speck said...

Ha ha ... I really loved the way you weaved it up !!!

hedgewitch said...

On the news tonight they mentioned that of the people in America who are over 100, 80% are women, and all of them live in the South. I just said "Noooooo!" I want my new girl smell back, and who the hell is running quality control around here anyway? Thanks for making me see the less grim side of that odometer, MZ.

Bodhirose said...

Love this! I remember when I had that "new girl" smell..damn!