Pencil Sonnet

Of course guns kill people
and pencils misspell words
and they can even poke your eye out
but usually only one eye at a time
before reloading, and so I cannot
support the right to carry
automatic pencils with lead clips
that can fire out sonnets 14 lines
per second with one trigger pull,
except of course in my case because
I’m a professional poet who always
carries his concealed pencil permit.
Is that a pencil in my pocket
or am I just happy to see you?


About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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5 Responses to Pencil Sonnet

  1. Love it Ray–captures the spirit of that conversation perfectly!

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    This is so witty – I just loved it!

  3. Love it – very witty!

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