Ease After Toil

Ease After Toil

Who needs that tiny pencil stub
that’s too small to write anything
and awkward to hold
and the eraser almost used up
and teeth marks near the top
A lifetime of
telephone messages
figures jotted down
notes on store receipts
including a long sabbatical under the sofa
pushed there by the cat.
Everyone did need that tiny pencil stub
it looks like
and wouldn’t a quiet retirement
in the desk drawer
be a nice thing for it now?

"Sewing Drawer" Digital photo collage

“Sewing Drawer”
Digital photo collage

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