“T.S. knew that life passed on. Passed us by. Went away too soon. Measured by coffee spoons, he said.” – Len Frank.

T.S. Knew,
That life passed on
Passed us by
Went away
too soon
Measured by coffee spoons,
He said,
A small measure though
A lifetime long
Can you dance to it?

A foolish man
A funny man
He
Knew he was,
And
Measured his life
in coffee spoons
in gallery rooms
in small talk
slow tunes
that fade away
that pass away
Too soon, Too soon,
How long is a coffee spoon?
Can you dance to it?

Coffee Spoons, by Len Frank



Top: Public domain image of coffee and spoon courtesy of Pixnio.com (Pixnio)

Len Frank

The late Len Frank was the legendary co-host of “The Car Show”—the first and longest-running automotive broadcast program on the airwaves. Len was also a highly regarded journalist, having served in editorial roles with Motor Trend, Sports Car Graphic, Popular Mechanics, and a number of other publications. LA Car is proud to once again host “Look Down the Road – The Writings of Len Frank” within its pages. Special thanks to another long-time automotive journalist, Matt Stone, who has been serving as the curator of Len Frank’s archives since his passing in 1996 at the age of 60. During the next few months, we will be re-posting the entire collection of “Look Down the Road”, and you’ll be able to view them all in one location under the simple search term “Len Frank”. – Roy Nakano