Your plastic exterior never fit
and neither yarn nor filament will leave the impression of a fossil
in the baked mud.
Flexible, the current flinches
while hydraulic power plants pump fluid
through seals of oil & bolts.
Ornamental pain worn like a spray of jealousy from a hose,
painting a halo over the bust of Michelangelo.
Reel it in, it takes too long to run,
dragged by an anchor low through iron railings.
The guards skin figures by the gate.