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I write my poems in pencil,
An eraser close at hand,
An older version of “Delete”
To follow my command.

With one quick rub, or maybe two,
The words just disappear;
A ghostly hint remains beneath,
A first draft souvenir.

I like those subtle tracings
Which remind me, looking back,
How rare it is to nail a thought,
Above all, at first crack.

It’s much the same in life, for though
Apologies are made,
The hurt that caused their utterance
Is just a lighter shade.

For if you look quite carefully,
You’ll get a little taste
Of feelings that were first to flow,
Not totally erased.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:01:00 PM
    I really like this one. Great thought behind it, Ilene!!!

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:15:00 PM
    A VERY poignant poem ilene. Life is a constant creation and we are imperfect. Well said. :)

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:42:00 AM
    I love your work Ilene keep it up love xx