Ode To The Draftsman
They gave me a job to draw
with a hole and a couple of grooves.
Its only a cleat that goes under the door
to restrain it whenever it moves.
I could sketch it up with a couple of lines
and put in a size or two.
But that wouldnt show just how much I know
so Im sure that would never do.
So Ill cut it all up into
with a symbol beside every part
And I want to ensure that I make it obscure
as to where the machining will start.
Then its time to put on the dimensions
and heres where I really unload
For Ill mark all the lines with mysterious signs
that an Einstein could never decode.
Now my drawing is finished and
and Im proud of its hazy design.
For I know therell be chaos and ulcers
when it finally comes out on the line
And a feeling of pride starts stirring inside
as my tracing is filed on the shelf
For my quest has been solved with a print so involved
that I cant even read it myself.