Your Card

And I forgot to mention

the best part — the arrangement

of the four staples — each spinning

clockwise from its corner

suggesting motion, a cycle,

continuity, la roue de la fortune,

like a Tibetan swastika.

I imagine your right hand

holding the stapler, judging you

to be right-handed by the shape

and flow of the haiku letters,

and your left hand holding the card,

the miracle of fingers and thumb

made for pinching,

how they shape a world.



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Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner

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