• Michelle Gill

How beastly a stick-shift is

How beastly a stick-shift is

especially the clutch itself.

Stalling, sputtering, utterly unbearable -

I think I will just drift home.


Changing from first to second to third

smooth as a calm ocean;

Yet from stop to first -

stalling, sputtering, utterly unbearable.


Out my window, you -

driving along shifting so easily.

The trees are walking passed me!

Oh, no! Down the hilll I go.

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