Marvelous machine

Here is the heart
a marvelous machine,
it feeds on love and fairytale dream,
it always has childlike trust
things will be as they must.
It is reckless in embrace
always possibility in every face,
it breaks and comes to a halt,
but regenerates without fault.
Yes, here is the heart
a truly marvelous machine
(and your darkness unforeseen
broke every cog, wheel, circuit,
dream).

Copyright Hiraeth 2015
PAD challenge 2015 Day 3:
For today’s prompt, write a machine poem. A machine could be a car or a robot, obviously, but simple machines include levers, pulleys, and screws. There’s also “machine learning” and “deus ex machina.” But there are many other ways to come at this prompt as well.

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