Marks On A Page

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge-Day 17
Write a paper poem.

Parchment and feather
pens, calligraphy in bold
black paint. Ivory-textured
sheets on which I create
greeting cards for friends
and family. Blank pages
of a sketch pad call out
to me. What will I draw?
Undisciplined, undecipherable
handwriting–not discussing
cursive–keeps me bound
to penning poems on even
lined paper. Rebellious
as I can be, this is mandatory.
Imagine lined parchment
and ball point pens? There
would have been no art,
no style to lettering.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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