19 July, 2011

Six Simple Machines Attempt to Map Out Human Love

The screw converts a rotational motion
into one that is linear, and can do
the same with both types of forces.

With this torque and change in force,
the screw can connect two sentient beings,
abruptly halting independence and mobility.

The lever is a rigid object
used with a fulcrum to multiply
the resistance and application of force, distance, and speed.

Two lovers, screwed together,
manage painfully to balance out
each other’s weight with pivot points and effort.

The inclined plane minimizes
the force required to move an object
by increasing distance traveled by the object.

Without help, the work needed to
reach understanding and patience cannot be completed;
love and kinetic energy are wasted.

The wheel and axle’s movements
are coupled when one part is
turned (multiplying force or distance).

Without one another, formerly
independent energies no longer seem
capable of careful, logical locomotion.

The wedge is used to separate two objects,
or lift an object, or also hold it in place
by converting force with its own perpendicular state.

One’s own potential energy is blocked,
crashing into itself, causing brutal, anxious separation
without proper calculations.

The pulley is used to
change the direction of a force or
realize mechanical advantage, rotationally.

The relation of one to another is dependent on
space, weight, intent and balance.
They often cannot stay level, and may hang incongruously.

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