The World
Is in Pencil

--- not pen. It's got
that same silken
dust about it, doesn't it,
that same sense of
having been roughed
onto paper even
as it was planned.
It had to be a labor
of love. It must've
taken its author some
time, some shove.
I'll bet it felt good
In the hand --- the o
of the ocean, and
the and and the and
of the land.

--- From Pitch
Poems by Todd Boss
©2011, Norton Publishing
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