Liverpool poet Adrian Henri making a poem with a pun. The title is longer than the poem itself. And the character in the title would be unrecognizable today. When was the last time anyone saw a petrol pump attendant, let alone a beautiful girl petrol pump attendant, and even more let alone on the motorway (the first service stations to go self-service, probably in the 1960s).
Song for a Beautiful Girl Petrol pump Attendant on the Motorway
I wanted your soft verges
But you gave me the hard shoulder..
Apart from that, I am totally in sympathy with the sentiments expressed in this poem. Long live the soft verges…
The Poetry Dude