Chinese Fan

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 21
For today’s prompt, pick an object (any object), make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “Toothbrush,” “Rake,” “Pilot G2 Premium Gel Roller Pen,” or any number of other objective titles. Have fun with it.

I never use you for what
you are intended. Round,
bright colors on a white
background, ornamentation
has become your lot in life.
I do look at you every day,
on your wooden stick, placed
inside a blue ceramic wine glass,
balanced on a corner
of my dresser. I do not
feel pressured to cool
myself with your charm,
as an air conditioner
is more practical. Still,
I love my little Chinese fan.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Chinese Fan

  1. kaykuala h says:

    Not a utility item anymore but now retained for its ostentatious value. Still a good reason to do so!


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  2. 1sojournal says:

    I have one just like it and it resides on my dresser as well.



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