Human Power

January 6, 2013
Where the singer sits
And the women sew
With needles that pierce
Through wood not skin
The pump of feet.

Human power

To make cloth and cover
Not pricking your skin
But polished wood
The string comes up
But must come down
The pedal turns the wheel
Which in turns takes the thread
To needle
Up and down
Creating pattern with time
Like air and flame
The mind spins
Like the wheel

Human power

Like push and pull
Breathe in
Breathe out
Take a step forwards
Bring your foot back
The pattern continues
The needle and thread pull
The hands push fabric through
And in the end
The pins still hold
A product not finished
A story not yet told.

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freeperson said...
Jul. 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm
I don't know what it is either :)
GraphicWriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm
I've realized since I posted this, that not all poetry is meant to make sense to say something, but thank you for reading it(:
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