this is Sarah’s fault
Back when all angels were male,
the hammer was the first
Mounted on a pegboard,
it still looks almost aerodynamic,
This is no claw, but a pair of legs
strong enough between them
to give birth to nails.
Or rails that forgot to run parallel,
converging on a vanishing point
that’s much too close:
the train’s stuck in station
& the hammer keeps trying to hop
on its one flat foot.