06 March 2013

Spurred Into Making

spurred into making thousands of parts,
durable identical parts,
     yes, reliable, it was
though so intricate to be near unworkability,

founder's sweat with compositor's dexterity:
save one's own heart, one's own lungs,
the waves, and horses hooves

an emblem of something else
apt to turn up early;
about that, your eye will tell you nothing
save habits of inadequate patience...

in 1904 the world's most extensive notion
delivers its experience in discrete packets:
at the mercy of a single multiple
      tracking one misprinted chrysalis,

a patterned moving of elements in

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