Daniel Wilcox

The Last Exit


A sign on Broadway

In Santa Maria,

Before the last exit:

Jesus Auto Repair


Did you take a

Wrong turn far back?

Are you all tired out

With nothing to spare,


Running on empty

And braking loose?


Stop clutching,

Gearing down to be

‘Souled’ for cheap

Down in the ‘hood,

Headed for junk.


Our man specializes

In total overhaul

And restoration;

The transmission

Everyone can afford!