I’m No Mechanic

An airplane engine. Photo by Luka Slapnicar on Unsplash.

There’s something, I think, a flap
or flange on a plane that lets its
fuel tanks hold hands across the
wingspan of a particularly strenuous
crossing, and I think about that
flap whenever I make you laugh, or
when you order the Chinese take-out,
and I pick it up.

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