Pens are marvelous creatures, aren't they?
They live and breathe and bleed.
Oh, yes how they bleed
All over pages, endlessly marking history,
Leaving their messy trail wherever they go.
The thing is, I was always scared of my pen,
As most people are afraid of beautiful things,
And I was sure he was afraid of me.
The sharp gleam of his edges
longed for his next owner, a better owner,
Or anyone but me, really.
But one day, the pen began to bleed.
I panicked. A pen had never bled for me before.
Thoughts swarmed my head, filling up every little space.
I was shaken awake-
With my mind reeling, I glided the pen across paper,
writing words, sentences, paragraphs,
Scratching out mistakes with vigor
Until the page was full and the pen was silent.
And that’s when I realized that it wasn't the pen that bled.
It was me.