a steel frame
supported by axles
attached to ties
formed of rubber
grooved for traction
it glides along the road
with sounds humming
from the front pistons
maneuvering the engine
the heart of the vehicle
expelling energy
to mechanical organs
through hoses and wires
enable the balance
of hot and cold
as parts grind
together forming motion
lead from another compartment
separate from the heat
resting on seats provided
a person carried with ease
from one location to another
slight turns of the leather
the wheel rolls, guiding
four spheres on the pavement
while the feet add pressure
to pedals hidden beneath the dash
allowing grease and gas flowing
until one petal stops
pulling another lever if needed
for this is not the place to stay
only to ride

-Jennie Nawrocki

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