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Ode to a New Black Ballpoint Pen

By Eric Robert Nolan

Ode to a New Black Ballpoint Pen

Black liquid silk, bleed out
from onyx talon-tip:
like spilled obsidian liquor
indelibly defacing lace,
like a gleaming needle leaves
glissading sable scars of curling script,
let slip the sliding
black racer snakes to trace the page.

© Eric Robert Nolan 2020

Article © Eric Robert Nolan. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-02-01
Image(s) are public domain.
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