A stone saw’s circular
              blade is diamond-
A pneumatic drill’s
              bit is carbon alloy
with a hexagonal
              The oxygen ions
in corundum
form a close-packed
              hexagonal lattice,
abrasive, amphoteric;
              aloxite holds
fracked rock
fracked once
              the water’s drained.
It gives
sandpaper its grit,
              is the divot
of chalk
powdering a pool
              cue’s tip.
The six,
a kiss, in the side
              pocket. Consider
the atom;
if there’s a way
              of breaking down
a thing we’ll find
a way to break it.