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The Hand Draws the Pen

by Bill Bowler

The hand draws the pen
in splattered patterns across
the blank, ruled page.
Word by word, symbols
reach the eye,
syllables wiggle
along the lines, dropping
like dew, like drops
from the faucet,
leaking, falling into
last night’s dirty dishes
filling the sink.

Copyright © 2007 by Bill Bowler

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