A F T,  B U M P E R,  C A N


Speed From an Unexpected ’Quarter

Let’s say that you need to vamoose,
but you’re lacking the requisite juice.
     Don’t do it half-assed—
     to really go fast
you’ll need to consult your caboose

because bottoms have speed to exploit.
So “haul ass” if you live in Detroit.
     But to gallop like thunder,
     it’s different down under—
in Melbourne you go for your quoit.