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by Rhyssa
Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2071468
a lesson learned
I once had
size seven straight needles
in wood,

a red wood
polished in square columns
that worked yarn well.

I’ve since learned:
Don’t leave knitting
on the floor—

one careless foot—
SNAP!
needle lies in pieces.

I thought: glue
but splintered ends
catch at the yarn—

that could not be.
minute imperfections make
a needle deficient,

and erode
a yarn’s worth
with snags.

so the project moved,
to size seven straights
in black—

which the shop
swore were shatterproof.
and I almost believed.

line count: 27

Prompt for: Jan 11, 2016
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