Weds poetry prompt: ‘The Power of the Paperclip’


This week’s prompt: Write a poem about a useful (though seemingly innocous) object.

The Power of the Paperclip

Those temporary connectors
Of possibly-related papers,
Not yet ready to commit
To cold finality of a stapler,
The clips merely keep order
To hurried notes, wild ideas,
Until the time finally comes
To bind them to practicality;
If able to be tamed at all;
Some may resist the steel call,
Escape the wire loop of elasticity
And be lost in a snowy vortex
Of pure unpinned insanity.

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