Desk

Folder: 
Vintage Words

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Flat surface

marred by old nicks

made by manual

typewriters, staplers,

and stacked folders.

.

Cleared, washed

and polished, once

dried, the furniture

only needs an adjustable

teacher's chair.

.

Occupied by late night

writers, editors, or those

who attempt to teach anything.

Stained by spilled ink bottles

and leaky ink pens.

.

Never abandoned for long.

The next impatient generation

of desk staff are being born

as we speak.

.

allets

10-28-15

1118a

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and_hera_met_zeus's picture

:D

i love it!!! vivid imagery and a timeless quality that encompasses the past from quill pens all the way up to future adults born today... and all that in only a few words (that would have taken me a full chapter to write haha!!!)

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Easy Write This

I once had a Detroit teacher's desk. Big sucker. I passed it on. A model for this poem.