With a weakening grip
The man steered his S-Class automobile
Proudly through the streets
The twinkle of envy in every neighbor’s eyes
They swooned over the machine
Sporting half a horse’s strength
The man waved off his neighbors
And in 4.6 seconds he reached 60 miles per hour
Only to slow down to try and catch his breath
He was feeling old and tired
And sought the care of a medical doctor
Who informed the man
That it was a matter of a few thousand more beats
Before his engine seized