an empty page

Written for:  The Twiglets #134 – “an empty page”

she sat
in front of the empty page
and sat, and sat

Let’s establish
what constitutes
an empty page. Is
the paper white
and completely blank?
Does it have ruled lines?
For me, (and my famously atrocious
handwriting) those structured,
ruled lines are a must. If
I look at a blank piece of paper,
I remain blank.

A practical joker, Patrick Brink
loved playing poker and having drinks.
One night when he lost
he covered the cost
with an I.O.U. signed in disappearing ink.

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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6 Responses to an empty page

  1. Jules says:

    I.O.U.’s in disappearing ink can lead to concrete galoshes!

    Empty and blank… Hm…. I’ll take the glass half full every time 😀

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  2. Marie Elena says:

    This is awesome!

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  3. Misky says:

    LOL! brilliant limerick

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