Nicks and Scratches

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The First Scratch is the deepest
Renting not only paint but my heart
New paint joy pierced with pain
Nicks and scratches on the fenders
Recently repaired // repainted
Ten years old but shiny as new
Scratch just a nick
Seems like the Grand Canyon

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Today at d’Verse, De Jackson asked us to write a Quadrille of 44 words using the word nick. It brought back memories of  getting my ten-year-old truck painted a couple of years ago. It was not long till a careless driver in a parking lot put the first nick, and then scratch, on the new paint. The first scratch is always the worst.  It has had a few more since then! My apologies to Sheryl Crow for the recreating the first line from her song.

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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53 thoughts on “Nicks and Scratches

  1. “Renting not only paint but my heart” — ain’t that the truth! This brings to mind my very first brand-new vehicle, our SUV, purchased about 15 years ago. That first nick cut me to the quick. But she’s still running strong at 150,000 miles. 🙂

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