Rattle

There’s nothing so urgent as rattle:
it indicates something’s not right,
and your wits are engaged to do battle
with the source of the sound of your plight.

It indicates something’s not right
when your Toyota develops a sound
unfamiliar, announcing your plight
when you’re on the M1 homeward bound.

When your Toyota develops a sound
of a most unfamiliar kind
when you’re on the M1 homeward bound.
You nearly go out of your mind.

Of a most unfamiliar kind
is the sound assailing your ear.
You nearly go out of your mind
as its import increases your fear.

When the sound assailing your ear
and your wits are engaged to do battle,
its import increases your fear.
There’s nothing so urgent as rattle.