New Car Smell

New Car Smell

Cars don’t smell like anything
but new anymore.

Not oil.
Not gasoline.
Not exhaust.
Not rust
Not old cheeseburger wrappers.
Not spilled milkshake.
Not leather polish.

Even as they age,
and new cars
become old cars,
they do not rust,
they just catch fire
until they and
their brothers and
their sisters
are taken back to
their birthplace
to be replaced by cars
that don’t smell
like anything
but new.

 

10.15 - 4.13.16