The Smell of Oil


Bond’s Bentley resurfaces

Father’s Day Car Show


it seeps into the brain

slowly, like an oil leak

where it lubes the memory

Sunday the British gathered

the shiny SU carburetors

filled with slippery pink oil

the XKE was too hot (3 carbs)

the mini, too cool (1 carb)

but the MGB was just right (twin carbs)

when they all started their engines

and the field was bare

not a trace was left

but a few stains on the grass

some tire marks

and a lingering smell of oil


Morgans in all flavours


Jaguar – six cylinders, three carbs


An original mini – single carb


MGB – twins

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