“Hey, Bertrand, is that you?
I hate to say it, but you’re blockin’ my view!”
“Go away, Bug — you bother me!
But first give a push on my lower left knee.”
“You’re gettin’ on, Bert. You need to let up.
You don’t have your old go-and-get-up.”
“The gallardia ain’t what they used to be —
it’s gotta be them. I know it’s not me.”
“You’ve put on a few. You’re rounded and stout.
Your legs are rickety and there’s your gout.”
“Bosh and foolery! You don’t know.
You young bugs are all about show.
But fast isn’t everything; life’s not about speed,
buzzin’ and zoomin’ all hawed and gee’d.
So be on your way, revved up and juiced,
but, before you bug off, just give me a boost.”