Stoke the Forge

Stoke the Forge

Unrefined, rough, jagged scrap
Set into a firebrick sand trap
Atop a crucible of graphite
An invader on smoldering coal light

Billows depress and blast the furnace
Metals rest and slags surface
Sitting atop a thermite pillow
Sleeping until the husk is yellow

Pneumonic pressure blowing cinders
Embers stoke and winter withers
Graphite is set and brass is poured in
Preparing alloys to hammer bombard it

Onto an anvil cooled ingots are placed
Crystallized ore in bars are cased
Unto bronze mixtures sparks are incited
From battering fixtures elements guided

Violent lightning cracks from iron
Smashing warm rods with rumble pyre
Luster diffuses, tenacious infused
Made to heat ferry and transfuse

Published by Jake Thomas Shaw

Concerned with memory, currency, and destiny, I strive to capture each one as they happen. Join me and consume reality! Radio Reality. City!

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