Visions of scientists in white coats, with glass jars
Scraping layers of paint off new cars
Or women with heavy blackframed glasses
Weighing the sugar content of two sweetened masses
Or testing the strength of steel cables to breaking point
(Same approach to the patience of the menfolk in the joint)
But equally when your neighbor puts down his banjo
For out to the backyard lightning-still he’s gonna go
Check to see the alcohol content is always the same
And put a match to a spoonful and watch the flame.
Or when the gas station guy changes a tire, and you arrive
Late, you kick the tire before you drive.
Quality control can be done with lens and vial;
But equally it can be done bronco-style.
Copyright © Sidney Beck | Year Posted 2011
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