Heavy Equipment: Five Poems by Donnie Boman





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



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





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