30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 27

Day 27: Spend some time with an object you feel connected to. Write a poem using the object to construct an extended metaphor

As sure as the slash of my lifeline
slicing across my palms,
your pages have been a constant 
telling the story of my life
from teenager 
to now
and into the just-around-the corner
and beyond, 
however long it may be, 
however it may curve, 
and my palm has blood pumping within,
your pages will bear my blue ink. 

Journal No. 22 since 1994.

Journal No. 22 since 1994.



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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