Toll Booth Nostalgia
Ez-Pass allows zooming without delay
a technological thingy insures you pay
the usage fee for turnpike or parkway
or bridge or tunnel, you understand
the required toll that they demand.
It’s easy! It’s quick! Over in a blink!
As long as you have credit you don’t have to think!
But gone are the days when it was fun to sink
A quarter in the basket, tossed over the car
From passenger window, not really that far.
But requiring timing, skill and repetition
And a driver who slows the car with precision
And goes along with the risky decision
To try this maneuver which may not succeed
But then again could be a remarkable deed.
Today with the tolls going higher each day,
Tossing handfuls of quarters wouldn’t work anyway.
©2016 Noreen Braman
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