Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chicken scratch

Mona draws a squiggle
Three loops
and says, "That's how you do his signature."
I try, and somehow it looks forced, false
Like my own, ugly signature
that I can never do right, either
when under pressure.

A better drawer than a printer
A better liar than a forger
I have to make my words meaningful
to make them beautiful.

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