A Penful

Over 200 poems,
and four or five news stories,
plus countless notes,
and good lines to be used
in the sprouting of poems:
not bad out of one little ballpoint pen;
to look at the thing,
you probably never would have guessed
that all those things
fit into that slender plastic tube,
just waiting for me
to let them all fall out,
one by one,
onto the paper,
and present themselves,
like tiny etymological troopers,
standing at attention
(okay, a few slouching slackers),
ready for your inspection,
or whatever it is,
that you don't really understand,
that got you to read
this far.

February 24, 2009.

Copyright © 2009, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

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