Ode to the Violet Gel Pen | Teen Ink

Ode to the Violet Gel Pen

February 15, 2022
By alippke BRONZE, Florham Park, New Jersey
alippke BRONZE, Florham Park, New Jersey
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enabler of my kleptomania, 

for that, you are kind. 



smooth against clean paper

steady chemical grind, 

a forever bond of union--

you are a blemish on its purity 



are welcomed, 

if you dry quickly

and do not touch my skin with your

external expressions

and your candid viscosity. 

you are an extension of my hand and my mind--

though you are not mine--

but when you know i’m finished with you

long before you trickle



and make hollow etchings on that which you would once pigment

there will be a slight lull that rocks you earthbound

as you search for alternate signs of centrifuge 

my hand not long enough to halt you--

my mind not long enough to linger--

the rubber coating softens your fall and you

will still be scantly 


for your new user. 

The author's comments:

This piece is a metaphor for throwaway love. 

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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 19 at 11:05 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Nice metaphor and I love your diction in the poem...