Volkswagen Nonet

Tomato soup Volkswagen Squareback

(they don’t make ‘em like they used to)

learning to drive a stick shift

rubber floor mats, black seats

no power steering 

bell, whistle-free

wimpy horn

‘eighties 

fun! 

Thanks to Susie Morice for the inspiration to write a poem about a favorite car on today’s Open Write. I chose the nonet form, a poem with 9 syllables on the top line, with descending syllables on each line thereafter. A reverse nonet goes from 1-9. My favorite car was a Volkswagen Squareback I learned to drive on the back roads in the late 70s, and then became legally licensed to drive in 1981….oh, the days…..

You can visit the site and read her prompt and the car poems of others here throughout the day: http://www.ethicalela.com/cars/

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