there is nothing here yet
the poetry of mechanical things
is sparse, is partish, is stark

the manual for the
mec 600 jr shotshell reloader
says to use a heavy oil from time to time

bags of empty hulls, once primed
for explosive times on the skeet field
sit in piles like tubes of red lipstick

new begins with a formula:
eject the old primer,
seat a new one, load powder

place the wad, drop the shot,
pre crimp and final crimp—
it makes an asterisk

*this stands for missing information