Henry Ford
Quietly padding through the silent factories
another speck of dust is magnetically
attracted to its peers upon the shoulders of
stagnant monsters, so unindustrious.
The depths of resounding recall white noise
fizzing in my ears, but my attention is attenuated
towards the snap of a far away mouse halved under
the released tension of a patient trap.
Now the russet seeps from its spilt gut,
like profits reddening the balance sheet,
tipping both mouse and enterprise
out of the black, and into the debt of the maker.

Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, German telecommunications industrialist, was born today in 1855.

Henry Ford, American industrialist and business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor Company, was born today in 1863.

Sir Clive Sinclair, English entrepreneur and inventor, was born today in 1940.

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