The Dying Chauffeur

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                                                           Adam Lindsay Gordon.

Wheel me gently to the garage, since my car and I must part —
     No more for me the record and the run.
That cursed left-hand cylinder the doctors call my heart
     Is pinking past redemption — I am done!

They'll never strike a mixture that'll help me pull my load.
     My gears are stripped — I cannot set my brakes.
I am entered for the finals down the timeless untimed Road
     To the Maker of the makers of all makes!


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1936, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.