Air gauges, beam clamps, black iron, brass nipples,
Cardboard, copper wires, dirt, drive belts, dust,
Electric motors, flange bolts, fuses, gazing at the clock,
Gloves of grease and grime, hefts of 3-horsepower motors,
Never miss a local story.
Hex nuts, hose clamps, insulated wires, lint,
Memories of a hawk that soared in the twilight blue,
Motor oil, nails, navy blue uniforms, plastic bins
Of blue and yellow, plastic tubings, rows and rows and rows
Of screws and shelves, sludge, smells like rancid caramel
Of polyvinyl butyral, stainless steel, steel drums,
Things I could not order, vacuum gauges,
Waiting to see the sun, washers, xylene.