A better pen

I want a better pen.

This one came from a chainstore packet dozen.
Its cheap opaque plastic hides its ink
and its barrel is too narrow for my hand.

Its medium point is sadly blunt.
It’s rough, sluggish,
dragging its ball:

it doesn’t dance. I want
a well-built fine-point,
grip-milled, translucent.

I have a particular brand in mind.
They’re difficult
to find.

First published in Positive Words

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