The engine hisses and sputters.

Thick black grease dragging on ivory,

Rust blooming between iron bones,

Parts loose and click click clattering onto the floor,

Industrial drums beat inside the body,

Covered in paint and metal, moving parts hidden away.

Wrenches push and twist nuts and bolts

Until they become new again, rust forgotten,

Ice and rain and snow curl back

As oil rolls nimbly over hot metal

Slither deeply into iron veins

Smooth silence blanketing the engine