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Missing Keystrokes

06.04.13 Posted in today's words by

Holly Day’s most recent poem to appear here was The Wooden Man (May 2013).

Missing Keystrokes
By Holly Day

typewriter lies dead in the corner
on the floor, keyboard split, askew, like a mouthful
of angry teeth, inlaid with
carefully-set pieces of ebony screaming
“hit me again you
qwerty motherfucker”

typewriter burns bright in the corner, tapering

flames darken the single sheet of paper still
stuck in the dented rubber roller one
word burns brighter than the rest taunts 
“happily” asks “are you happy now”

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