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A cryptic poem titled 'Automotive' in the current 'Annals of Internal Medicine'

https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2727253/automotive

Tell me if you understand it.

No comprendo, I can understand these lyrics though,

Well this life is one big automobile
Fifteen days under the hood
Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s real
Fifteen days under the hood
Well I’m way down here with my feet in the air
I got grease and oil all in my hair
It’s getting so bad, I’m starting to swear
Fifteen days under the hood
Well I’m awful hungry I wish I had some beans
Fifteen days under the hood
I spent all but a dollar on valvoline
Fifteen days under the hood
I’m lucky I saved a buck to get something to eat
Too bad I’ll spend it later
On wheel bearing grease
A cop just told me to get my car
Off the street, fifteen days under the hood
Well I went downstairs I put on my good pants
To go to the junkyard for a vacuum advance
I was just climbin’ into this shirt
When I remembered I couldn’t go
Because my car don’t work
Let me tell you friends what’s wrong with me
Fifteen days under the hood
I just dropped the crank shaft on my knee
Fifteen days under the hood
I got water in my oil and the london flu
Burnt valves, vapor lock, worn brake shoes
I got those dead-battery-broken-fan-belt blues
Fifteen days under the hood
Well I’m trying to get this accelerator cable free
Fifteen days under the hood
Andy granatelli’s on the radio for S.T.P
Fifteen days under the hood
I’m looking for the flashlight for the timing chain
I just skinned my knuckles and I’m in great pain
It’s awful cold and it’s starting to rain
Fifteen days under the hood

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