30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 16

Day 16: Which of the five senses do you ignore in your writing? Write a poem that includes strong use of that sense.

I clasp the clammy pole so many have touched
— and will touch. 
Instantly I want to feel my face,
put my fingers in my mouth,
rub my eyes repeatedly. 
I don’t, but still grip the smooth, shiny silver, 
my heart in my throat, 
waiting anxiously until I can wash my hands. 

Some times I miss glove season when it comes to touching the subway pole...

I sometimes miss glove season. (Getty Images photo)



About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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