This poem is taken from Stand 224, 17(4) December 2019 - February 2020.

Vincent Parker Poem
The Electrification of the Diesel Engine

Like some show-off Prometheus ,
He touched the live wire to earth.

His old eyes lit up –
Suddenly thrilled

By the sparks
That cracked and spat

Under the bonnet,
In the dirty dark.

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