alloy results from the Charpy impact strain-rate test)
brittle fracture b) ductile fracture c) completely ductile
cold metal does not give itself away,
fracturing only on impact.
This is based on
had the Titanic's hull been reinforced,
ice may never have pierced
her steel shell.
metals that brush shoulders
stick together permanently.
is a bitter concoction of voyeurism and carnage that draws you
and me together as fine strands
of hair cluster and huddle at the gates of a shower drain,
until they are plucked or suckled away.)