QKJ 14: Someone has given you a fine pen. My response:


I would add it to my collection

of fine pens

the lovely calligraphy nibs

that lay waiting for the day

I dip pen in inkwell

place cartridge in shaft

take up again what

I once thought my calling

now just a whisper

a marker or twelve

a portfolio

a remembory

* play on a Laurel and Hardy line, often misquoted. The actual line is: “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into,” not “fine mess” as is often used.


© Lorraine