June 10, 2015

What I'll Write On


        What I’ll Write On . . . If  I Lack Paper 
                  March 2015

            For lack of parchment, I’ll write on lace,
          For lack of bark, I’ll write on dog hair,
                     For lack of felt, I’ll write on feathers,
        For lack of silk, I’ll write on stones,
       For lack of rust, I’ll write on brick,
      For lack of books, I’ll write on roads,
       For lack of chamois, I’ll write on fences,
        For lack of blackboards, I’ll write on walls,
         For lack of papyrus, I’ll write on bamboo,
          For lack of skin, I’ll write on shadows,
           For lack of vellum, I’ll write on leaves,
          For lack of clay, I’ll write on windows,
         For lack of plastic, I’ll write on water,
       For lack of glass, I’ll write on reflections,
      For lack of lead, I’ll write on silver,
      For lack of tombstones, I’ll write on dust,
     For lack of bone, I’ll write on porcelain,
              For lack of hide, I’ll write on rags,
             For lack of veneer, I’ll write on wax,
            For lack of ivory, I’ll write on eggshell,
           For lack of slate, I’ll write on whiteboard,
          For lack of cream, I’ll write on dusk,
          For lack of sand, I’ll write on sky,
           For lack of you, I’ll write on me.

1 comment:

Timothy Joseph Ward said...

Marvelous and Inimitably You!