To Plant a Pencil

a pencil dropped on the leaves outside my complex's leasing office

To Plant a Pencil

To plant a pencil one
needs patience and
no small amount of
diligence, for the
growth of a writer’s
instrument can take
decades to reach full
fruition. When it does,
however, the harvest
can satisfy more
gratifyingly than the
juiciest tomato or the
sweetest nectarine.

a poem and pencil at my table

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