Amateur

Standard

Whether pen to paper or fingers to keys
They are viscous and tangled
Will take no bribes, hear no pleas
They refuse to co-operate

The second hand drums a death knell
Announcing imminent demise
Again, and again, as the failure continues
Constant, unwavering, unrelenting

Wading through washed-up memories
A mere glimpse of a hopeful thread
Unravels the whole fruitless enterprise
The baseless commission is revealed

Standing once more, defeated
Taunted by absence and lack
Humbled by the talent of the masters
A mite in the shadow of wordsmiths

 

Featured image is broken pencil © Michael Jastremski, CC-BY-SA 3.0
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