March 11 is Worship of Tools Day.
Dave Bonta, self-described ‘digital poet’ says he often suffers from imposter syndrome, but not in a bad way — more like some kind of flower-breathing dragon, pot-bellied and igneous. He is the author of Mountain: An Elegy; Breakdown: Banjo Poems; Words on the Street: An Inaction Comic; and Odes to Tools. Bonta is also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a webzine showcasing poetry videos.
To read Dave Bonta’s poem, “Ode to a Claw Hammer” click:
Ode to a Claw Hammer
by Dave Bonta
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.
“Ode to a Claw Hammer” from Ode to Tools, © 2010 by Dave Bonta – Phoenicia Publishing