A favorite Nikky Finney poem, The Blackened Alphabet, contains the word – pencilfrying. My fellow writers, I know, appreciate its illustrative perfection. A snapshot for the moment when the words flow in a glorious burst onto the page.




the words dance

the pencil lead a sizzle
across pages

keys hopping the cursor
across the screen

each character
under pressure

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