Clean White Page

 

A sharpened pencil
and a clean white page
are irresistible, simple
The delicacy of new strokes
is like
licking
virgin
skin

 

Scrawling on receipts
on coffee stained napkins on airplane meal trays
on crumpled to-do lists found in the bottom of an old purse
with a broken crayon you saved for toddler emergencies
or a cheap bank pen that you have to press with all your might
is
a quickie,
in the shower,
before the children wake,
for the
thousandth
wonderful
time

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Holly Hershberger is a writer, proud mama, molder of young minds, and Colorado native.