Route 7 Review - Page 74

NO-FLY ZONE By Larry Narron I spy on my neighbor the self-taught machinist tinkering with a skill-saw & twirling the tiny spirals of screws in his callused fingers as if they are pearls On top of his workbench that takes up most of his driveway is mounted a 3-D printer he says he assembled himself from scratch Already he’s programmed dimensions to print a rifle to neutralize the drones that might infiltrate the nofly zone that hovers above his property The edge of his sovereign airspace is marked by a row of smokestacks that poison the sunrise black Beyond is the grocery where sometimes he offers to sharpen the knives that belong to the meat department