From Writing Notebook 2021, published in 2022.
It Has Come Up on You From Behind
You realize, don’t you
purple red yellow green
you bought at age sixty-two
the age you are right now
in fact you just bought them
you will never
clip together enough papers
to use up these
five hundred paper clips
You did realize it
you realize it.
5 thoughts on “It Has Come Up on You From Behind”
Well, enjoy them while you can! 😏
And, there is a certain security in knowing you will never run out!
Hehe! You are spying on me! Sparky and I were at a garage sale and bought a cool whip container filled with paper clips – for 25 cents. Someday our sons will put them in an estate sale (or keep them as a family heirloom)!
And you know what, you just want a few clips, now and then, and they only sell them in giant containers. Oh those poor paper clips who never get called on to do a job but just go from garage sale to garage sale! !!
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