Science claims six simple machines, I guess because the human heart can’t breathe under the label “simple,” & these exist co-dependently, rotating, spiraling down to one or two who harmonize like wind through car windows at 70 miles per hour & my yawp that this is over ((Edition 113 of 335)).

A screw is a cylinder wrapped in an inclined plane. A screw is a piece of metal sunk into two objects, relying on the physics of a self-locking property — the screw can be pulled upon, even twisted out of place, but will hold the two objects together until fully released. A screw is a sexual entanglement involving no feelings ((in at least one participating party)). Stripping is a possibility & a potential game changer in all definitions.

Potential problems with Simple Machine #1: A screw converts rotational motion to linear motion, wandering to focused direction, but the direction is determined by the hand exerting the initial energy. Human error allows that linear motion may follow the wrong line, locked in place until the screw is completely withdrawn.

A wedge is two inclined planes, frequently used to lift & separate two objects, creating distance where once none existed. Distance can be claimed via wedges wooden, metallic, verbal, or human-girl-sized & -shaped. A wedge is a conflict, creating tension within a relationship, often made into a point of argument, then left unmentioned for significant spans of time, though ever-present in the mind of at least one participant in the relationship.

Potential problems with Simple Machine #2: Other use of the wedge is to fill already-existing, unwanted space; the insertion of a wedge into a gap fuses the two objects divided, three parts now holding fast where each once existed independent, until outside forces extricate one of the three, at which point the other two invariably fall apart. If the hand exerting the initial energy inserts the wedge into the wrong position, his construction disentegrates.

An inclined plane is a flat supporting surface tilted at an angle, used to move heavy loads over vertical obstacles. Heavy loads vary from love seats to beds left empty; vertical obstacles can be the distance between the street & the back of a moving truck, a flight of stairs, the difference of an underground train & surface level, or an extended relationship. An inclined plane requires less force than lifting an object straight up; If her spirits are so low, her effect on your uplift is toxic. An inclined plane relies on an angle of repose — the maximum angle at which a load can rest motionless on an inclined plane without sliding down — let’s say a one-year-plus mark of providing respite is historically unfounded, so miracles spring from science.

Potential problems with Simple Machine #3: A frictionless inclined plane is regarded as the Ideal Plane ((capital I)), & ((human)) nature rarely allows a lack of friction; meanwhile, the angle of repose can only exist with the presence of friction, so a decision must be reached by the hand exerting the initial energy — Would he rather progress quickly, no break for breath or reflection, ideally pushing up & finding himself over the vertical obstacle, or is repose, quiet & motionless, sought for a spell?

A lever is a beam pivoted at a fixed hinge or fulcrum, used to raise a load. Traditionally, equilateral triangles are believed optimal fulcrums, but scalene triangles may serve better, as the distances between any three given points rarely equivocate, & the need for lift often causes any load to grow heavier in very little time. Levers fall into three classes ((the naming unnecessary)), depending on the placement of resistance, the three yielding different degrees of mechanical advantage – the force amplification achieved. Levers exist as humble as a 2×4 leaned against a rock or as holy as a demeanor apathetic pressed to discomforts to hold up others more sensitive; If he absorbs the pain for her, he’ll never notice the pain of her.

Potential problems with Simple Machine #4: A lever amplifies input force to provide greater output force, an ideal lever never dissipating nor storing energy, never causing friction nor bending in the beam – Levers often prove weaker than initially judged by the hand exerting initial energy, beams absorbing energy in order to maintain angle of lift, & Hey. Wait. I’ve got a new complaint, so 100 pounds exerts the pressure of five times that, & beams composed of bone, muscle, organ, idea sometimes bend in hands up skirts & vacations fantasized with tour guides other than the beloved load.

A wheel & axle is ((most typically)) a pair of wheels ((circles intended to rotate)) attached to, or rotating around an axle ((a central shaft used to secure & rotate the attached wheels)), the applied force transferring between the two parts to create motion. The wheel & axle can be used for forward or upward progression, to move or to lift, the axle either attached to the wheels or fixed to its surroundings; Attachment at the wheels yields greater control, causes the wheels to rotate in unison, to hold together & travel in one direction. A codependence forms, the wheels unquestioningly spinning together. The other option lies in independent suspension, the split-axle, each wheel attached to a separate shaft, allowing for each wheel to move at a different speed, resulting in a smoother ride & extended life of the tires protecting the wheels.

Potential problems with Simple Machine #5: While science suggests superiority in the separate rotation & cooperation of the split-axle, human stubbornness insists on the fixed axle – as though two wheels can only complete a journey when welded as one, no variation in speed, no waking moment except for togethertogethertogether, even when obstacles & frictions & physics & dreams accumulate under tread; Just push ahead, ignoring strain, until a pothole or loose bolt in the train tracks or a more philosophical man jolts one wheel, ripping the axle, rendering the pair wasted & wasted, tire-skins shredded all in obsession.