toyota tercel 

it’s not fresh dirt. 

you know the kind you can smell when you dig your fingers deep into it. it’s perfect for planting seeds that expand and swell. the richness stays in your nails for days and you forget all the rust and decay. 

it’s almost hospital curtains. 

an opaque beige that blocks out the sun and shudders softly on wind stricken days. it soaks up the smell of grief and illness and late night revels in white gowns and frayed hair. 

it’s actually a 1989 Toyota Tercel. 

a wound up trinket in a junkyard. ready for the metal drain. it overheats in the summer and freezes over in the winter. it’s seen 10 more lives than intended. it can’t go on another day. 

I’m saying, 

I think we’ve witnessed a cycle 

and that’s just lifes’ way. 

– sc 

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25 thoughts on “toyota tercel 

  1. This….. ” it’s almost hospital curtains.

    an opaque beige that blocks out the sun and shudders softly on wind stricken days. it soaks up the smell of grief and illness and late night revels in white gowns and frayed hair.” you gem! 👌

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  2. I just saw this, can’t believe I missed it before. I own a 1997 Tercel, with 247K miles and it still runs great. My plan is to make it to 300K and let Toyota know so they can send me some sort of award LOL

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