If I Didn't Own a Car

I wouldn’t have to spend my Sunday washing it and
I wouldn’t have to worry about it getting keyed or stolen and
I wouldn’t have to pay for auto insurance and
I wouldn’t have to sit alone in traffic and
I wouldn’t have to worry if the car seat fits my kid and
I wouldn’t have a depreciating asset and
I wouldn’t have to arrange my life so the car can get its oil changed and
I wouldn’t have to deal with car salesmen when it wears out and
I wouldn’t have a front yard dominated by concrete.

What if lots of other people wouldn’t own one either?

We wouldn’t have to worry about kids getting run over in the street and
We wouldn’t have friends on bicycles being hit by cars and
We wouldn’t have to waste hours looking for parking spots and
We wouldn’t have terrible public transportation and
We wouldn’t spend so much money on gas and car loans and
We wouldn’t have to pump so many chemicals into the ground to get oil out and
We wouldn’t be as fat because we’d walk or bike more and
We wouldn’t have so many parking lots and
We wouldn’t be so lonely while getting around.

Maybe things would be better.

Michael Girdley