Heavy Equipment: Five Poems by Donnie Boman




Prose


 


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Awareness of the dump truck

He was aware of the dump truck
And he knew it would squat on him
If he wanted it to

 

Front End Loader

He reached into the mind of the front end loader
It felt bad for what it had done
Its role in the break up of the marriage
Its tryst with Lisa

 

Cranes and cranes alike

Cranes are just like cranes
Dinosaur spawn

 

Dozer

Heavily armored.
High tonnage.
Tank-like tracks.
Flywheel power to spare.
Conscientious objector.
Useful on the home front.

 

Excavator

NSFW

 

Donnie Boman is a certified heavy equipment operator. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two dogs, and a cat.