Banging Wrenches

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

Take away my synesthesia —
everything will be exactly what it is.

The sound of the mallet will stop
tasting like the sting of motor oil.

The migrant mechanics lived
in mobile homes in our boat yard

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Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out http://trappermarkelz.com

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