Writing With My Left Hand

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 23
Write an action poem.

Oh, the discipline one has to maintain
to form letters that do not look inane,
when due to injury, your other hand
must be utilized, a drain on the brain.

Next, using only one finger of left
hand to type, while right is hefted
in the air, casted and swollen.
Finding all of this hard to digest.

Why not compose on computer, you ask,
it would leave you with an easier task?
Alas, paper and pen is a chosen route.
Thanks for your patience while arm’s at half-mast.

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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