Has ‘Slight’ Difficulty With Auto

1930s newspaper clipping
I’m a day late with my poem for Day 17, for which the prompt was to write a “social media”-style poem. Since I’m not on Twitter, I decided to go really old school and abscond with use a newspaper clipping a friend of mine found, likely from the 1930s. I re-cut the lines a bit to play with the pacing and tension. Phew, so much excitement for Mrs. Kleiner!

Woman Has ‘Slight’ Difficulty
With Auto
Sumner, Iowa,
Aug. 28. Mrs.
Clarence Kleiner
experienced slight difficulty
in backing her
automobile
out
of
a
drive
way
Fri-
day. The
car, traveling
in reverse, crossed
railroad tracks, snapped off
a telephone pole which
brought down another, which upset
a two-wheel trailer, causing a
barrel of oil to
roll off
and
plow
up a
neighbor’s
garden. The
automobile received
not a scratch
and
Mrs. Kleiner
was not injured.

vintage carIn
other news:
Ladies’-Man
Robert Taylor
Starts Blimey
Riot.

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