where to now

a 1950's era oldsmobile 88 rocket found alone ny rt. 30 near long lake. i passed it but the blur in my rearview mirror made me reflect for a second.

of course for me it's only a book-read memory.... of a.... bygone country bristling with promise, new technologies and big dreams yet with the attitude of a generation that knew what hard times really meant and made sure there was enough under the bed to see them through. now it's collecting cobwebs inside a rusting shell. even its only way of rocketing anywhere sporting a flat.
but the flag is still waving.

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