Another Pen Bites the Dust

I’ve emptied out a pen
yet again in the middle
of what I was writing.

It doesn’t mean that I’m
barreling through ink,
having filled longhand
three hundred pages of manuscript.

I like to tell myself, though
it’s because I’m writing
my hands off productively,

thinking, Girl! You’re
doing the damn thing!
No stopping you once you get a new pen.

The truth is it happens too
just the same way
in the middle of writing my grocery list.

©2009 by Shari Lynne Smothers

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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