what do you check yours with?

With apologies to Blue Thunder.

with a dipstick
with a wave of the hand
slowly or cautiously ambling

with no preparation
with no carefully collected thoughts
slowly introducing distortion
until the image breaks

are you gambling with signs?
are you improving your moan?
with a brown noise test tone

without luck out with pain
stuck in the carfool lane
who made you this way?
what mad you to speak?

are you hi? are thee my?
mine are whom. hear is when.
copy stick put by bag

turn the knife town to go
write two kernels no think
cook the chicken then choke it
you can can't drink to take

but a water horse wrist
with a make you him watch
yaw ice closet