stopping the strings

when hot metal pours

diastole systole

a brilliant arc

under the skyís green fire

take thy solace in seeing

black lead crocodile

rising at midnight

to climb high in the south by dawn

an aesthetic of visibility, smoothness,

youth, health and symmetry

valve chest cylinder piston rod

ribs, pelvises and hind limbs

visible through gases

vented by the molten interior

re-crystallised under heat and pressure

persistence of vision with regard to moving objects

motion as a form of light

contradiction as a means of transport


from what were

the wheels of a burnt out car

Epilobium angustifolium

rosebay willowherb

lus na tine


tall and imposing

pushed through


© Randolph Healy