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The Grid Resistor

written by: Thomas Park

@mystified131

 

5:49 AM

With a quiet thrum
The thermostat
Ushers in a soft, dry heat

A lamp, on timer, clicks on
Illuminating a room

Floor of long, wooden planks
Residue
Of streetlights

The only sounds-- periodic drones
Of passing cars or trucks
The hum of soft, dry heat

The quiet machines
Nearly silent

Feeding on watts
In automatic cycle

Their tender, a ghost
Who spectrally reflects
In shadows, yet aware

Surrounded by night, the mind
Is
It knows

The machines are its servants

Cause and effect
Survival
Continuance
Its synapses
Its language

Thomas Park

Thomas Park

Thomas Park is a multi-disciplinary artist living with his wife and 2 cats in Saint Louis, Missouri.
A big poetic inspiration is Philip Levine with his works that pay tribute to hard-working people. Thomas would like to follow in Mr. Levine's footsteps.
Thomas Park

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