Saturday, May 13, 2017

How We Talk Now (Day 115)

(Travel Journal Page, Laura Mandelbaum)

How we talk now 
text now thoughts through 
hands thumbs screen 
like pen on paper 
no midnight scent of ink
or glide of gold nib soft 
as caramel on a slick  
old-fashioned journal page
we can write in bed 
or on the train or in the car or 
simply speak 
our stories lives letters
poetry on the page 
in our own voices 
different voices careless 
boisterous silly strong   
tongue fingers thumbs 
an accent different from 
the gentle rolling 
hybrid print and cursive
that I used to write 
my father's mother like 
notes dashed off to mine 
now love dispatched 
post haste with 
a few taps of my thumbs

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

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