Gingerbread House Lit Mag

Spiting Hephaestus

Only a cog in a grand machine
I groan      scrape      no oil

to slake my bit routine      I rebel
I rebel      hear me      I rebel below

the turning wheel      all that whirrs
harmony between grease      metal      gear

I am ground      still I grind
into the system’s churn until

we break

Joshua J. Hines

Joshua J. Hines is working on his MFA at Texas State University. His work has been published in The Opiate, Blue Route, Sequestrum, 0-Dark-Thirty, and The Deadly Writers Patrol. He loves penguins, turtles, tigers and pears.

Artwork: Kawabe Masahisa, Mechanism, 1924

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