Ode to Paperclips

March 21, 2008
By Ian Schiffer, Pacific Palisades, CA

Paper's best friend
Shiny metal and unique form
Keeping it all together.

One colorful sculpture
Two horizontal tops
Allow two papers to become one,
As an alliance
Maneuvered out of form,
Just metal,
But in form a masterpiece.

Paperclip my favorite tool,
It's a wonder that such a small thing,
Can hold so many
Words
Feelings
Laughs
and Joy.

When I hold it I don't feel anything,
But what it contains is everything.


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