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Typewriter

My nerves are like a typewriter
pressed on bones of keys 
wrecking deadline hours after beats
of caffeine throb on soiled manuscripts.

Boss says, " keep the news more harrowing
than the murder." I steam the facts,
boil it into water,and grate lines
but only perspiration flows; the scene too common.


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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:08:00 AM

    Vivid imagery and interesting perspective. 'only the perspiration flows'. All too common indeed. Fascinating

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 6:30:00 AM

    Just as pens can write with poetic ink, I suppose typewriters can be fitted with poetic ribbons... Nice work, my friend..... Jake

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 1:01:00 PM

    great sketch of the beat in a newsroom... actaully, i wanted this to go on.. thanks for gracing my page and hope you could share more of your gems...:) huggs