Diesel (workshopped)

(Sorry for reposting, but this is probably my first workshopped poem. If not ever, at least in 30 years, I like where it ended up)

Italy to Lovejoy
breathe in;
fuel of work

rounding the corner
William to Bailey,
the sweet heavy cloud
of hauling

motors rumble like grampa
South Buffalo to Lackawanna
before the steel-mill
heart-attack took him

moving product to market
Nakuru, Nairobi to Mombasa
carrying me and once exotic fruit
to port and home

wheel spins center
Iron Island to East Aurora,
accelerate

© 2012-2014 Brian Brown-Cashdollar

Diesel.OLD

breath in
fuel of work
rounding corner
William to Bailey
sweet heavy cloud
of hauling

Palermo to New York
Lackawanna to South Buffalo
Nakuru to Nairobi to Mombasa
Tibas to Los Yoses
Iron Island to East Aurora

motors rumble like grampa
before steel mill
heart-attack took him

moving product to market
carrying me and once exotic fruit
to port and home again

complete turn
wheel spins center
accelerate

 

© 2012-2014 Brian Brown-Cashdollar