From Spring Cleaning, a collection published in 2015.
A Regular Comfort
The car wash and it’s one of those fancy ones
where they do the whole car inside and out better than new
and I see how things go there
every day in that big blue building beside the highway
The guys working there
they all move at the same pace
all day long they don’t hurry and they never stop
except when they gather out back to smoke.
The cars line up in the morning
Owners are rushed off
to somewhere else for the day
The guys working there move
all day long washing and polishing.
They play the radio good and loud
to hear it above the water and the vacuums
and all day long
everything goes at its own pace.
End of the day the clean cars are lined up
going home fresh and polished
all of them done and the guys working there
go home. The day is over and
it went at its own pace.