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Cleaning the Buick

Joe drives the ’62 Buick through the pleasant little town
You remark that if you had a bicycle you could explore the town
Two four-door cars pull in behind you as you leave town
They follow you to a roadblock and box you in
They test Joe for alcohol and search for contraband
The policeman complains that you have too much trash
You ask him if there is a trash can to dispose of it
He gets one you thank him for helping to clean the car

Larry Blazek