Orders 1

by Andrew Hoyem

Start your engine.
Get set, go.
Push on the accelerator.
Step on the brakes.
Slow to a stop.
Get out of the contraption.
Crawl to destination.

Start your engine.
Idle a while.
Smell the fumes.
Pretend you are driving.
Imagine going someplace.
Turn off the motor.
Just sit there.

Start your engine.
Rev it up.
Put it in reverse.
Back it up.
Look in the rear view mirror.
Return to point of origin.
Become a child again.

Start your engine,
Your heart, that is,
From the womb.
Begin to breathe at birth.
Be the body a vehicle;
Mind, the driver.
Fuel, combust, exhaust.