Mechanical heart

by Zara, age 15

 

Beatbeat. Beatbeat. Beatbeat.

 

Muscle contract. Pull tight. Squeeze.

Muscle relax. Release tension. Loosen.

 

Quick, now. Move quicker

like an oiled machine,

chugging and groaning and powering.

Slaving away

like a battered engine,

pushing and huffing and pounding.

 

Muscle contract. Pull tight. Squeeze.

Squeeze. Squeeze.

Beat. Beat. Beat.

 

Run, now. Run smoother

like a fresh train on new tracks,

racing and pumping and rushing.

Gliding away

like a growling sports car,

sprinting and panting and zooming.

 

Oil those rusty iron hinges

and polish titanium springs.

Solder those crackling wires

and tighten loose bolts.

 

Beatbeat. Beatbeat. Beatbeat.

 

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