The diesel engine revs
as he pushes closer to the line.
She sits excitedly,
waiting for the flag to drop.
Red to green, go!
NASCAR-style shifting for her
while his transmission does the work.
Faster off the line and at 1/4 mile.
Maybe next time he’d win,
had he known
we were racing.
Photo by David Castillo Dominici at freedigitalphotos.net