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Test Drive

I once drove a car away from the lot
It had all the power and torque I could want
I wound it on up and pushed in the clutch
Pulled my foot off the gas with a feathering touch
We dove into turns and we danced on the curves
Downshifted in and then blasted out with a blur
The tears streaked my eyes as they lost to the breeze
And I pulled over to the side to tend to their needs
I turned off the motor and opened the door
Hitched a ride back to town in a old beat-up Ford
I left that car behind on edge of the road
But it never was found and never was towed
And now and again, when I drive out that way
I think of the car that I had thrown away
And I reach in my pocket and pull out the key
And wonder if that's what’s missing.