Labyrinthine Sentence (About Engines)

An engine works by mysterious means as it drinks the fuel and releases a whir of motion and clatter of noise; the pistons explode outward with enormous power, spinning the crankshaft faster and faster so that only the strength of steel can hold everything together: the valves open and close with lightning speed while the spark plugs use real lightning to ignite the blaze; the exhaust blows; everything is too hot to touch, too hot to even function if it wasn’t for the radiator coming to the rescue — to cool everything down, to keep the machine whirring smoothly, and to bring the engine under control so that it can live on.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s