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The Grid Resistor

The Grid Resistor

written by: Thomas Park



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
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
It knows

The machines are its servants

Cause and effect
Its synapses
Its language

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