My Written Word


My Written Word

Thoughts seeking expression
My Written Wordthrough sticks of wax liberally
applied to uncharted paper.

Images, at first,
or, at least so they seemed,
until letters appeared.

With a little imagination,
words could be gleaned.
Managing space meant

a finer instrument,
carbon sticks wrapped in
wood, smudges of erasures

in evidence. Ink,
sometimes fluid,
as confidence grew, until

letters on paper arose from
keystrokes, supplanted by
mere thoughts on a screen.


The prompt for Day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month from NaPoWriMo 2017 is to write a poem that recounts a creation myth.
Image source: and (edited and layered)

NaPoWriMo 2017GloPoWriMo 2017


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