Emphasis

From Pink Chalk, 2018.

Emphasis

Ink-stained index finger
point it
black waterproof ink
outlines the
fingernail
an elegant frame
that has to wear off
washing won’t make it go
so
point it
enjoy the dramatic India ink emphasis
of my ordinary
ten-of-a-kind finger
now indexed in ink
under
the category of
standout. I point it
at you.

6/14/18

7 thoughts on “Emphasis

  1. Yes. And then it escalates to, she is touching me! and then…my mother turns and from the front seat hits us with a fly swatter (her version of keeping us quiet in the car. Not endorsing it, it’s just what she did). Everyone goes back to their spot. Five minutes later it starts again…

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