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by Richard Haxton

The insertion
The turning of the key
The sudden surge of energy deep within the heart cells
The slow thrust of the piston The probing friction all along cylinder walls
Lubricated by the fruit of mother earth
The fluid moving through tube and valve
The stir of awakening union
The spark
Bursting into flame
Propelling the parts in out in out in the crankcase life cycle
Source of power and light
Promises fulfilled
Ecstasy exchanged


And finally
The sweet lingering afterglow
Of carbon monoxide dreams