Quest for the Torino

We broke down
At the airport
In front of the
No waiting zone

An engine block
Overheated
As a mechanic
Waved to see me

Then the engine wouldn’t start
And he rolled out his tool belt
In the backseat and we worked
On it for half an hour

Opening the overflow
And looking at the radiator
We opened up to take a look
And antifreeze boiled out

We limped into Renton
To find a gas station
All the while
Smelling the bone dry metal

In the ghetto we found
What we needed
An air and water machine
To fill up the beast

And we gassed up while
We were there
Before we continued on
To Seattle Center

Where he wanted to go
To the EMP and check out
A Star Trek themed
Exhibition

Funny how I had never
Gotten the chance to know
This guy very well
Once upon a time

When I was so
Unaware of the stakes
And he was in the midst
Of finding out

And then back home
I drove
And we test drove the
Vehicle he’d drive

All the way back down
To the old country
To the friend who bought it
Back to San Bernardino

A quest for the torino
Can’t complain or
Be drawn from the day
Spent with luck like we
Just hit up a casino

In Seattle and Spanaway
Back roads
In Renton
And dry freeways

Aware of the stakes
We were out that day
For a grand pursuit
Quest for the torino

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