Ammons, A. R. (1926-2001)

I want something suited to my special needs
I want chrome hubcaps, pin-on attachments
and year round use year after year
I want a workhorse with smooth uniform cut,
dozer blade and snow blade & deluxe steering
I want something to mow, throw snow, tow, and sow with
I want precision reel blades
I want a console-styled dashboard
I want an easy spintype recoil starter
I want combination bevel and spur gears, 14
gauge stamped steel housing and
washable foam element air cleaner
I want a pivoting front axle and extrawide turf ties
I want an inch of foam rubber inside a vinyl
and especially if it's not too much, if I
can deserve it, even I can't pay for it
I want to mow while riding

The Oxford Book of American Light Verse (Harmon)