My Father

My father is the king
so I get all the scotch
tape from his empire
of office products.

All hail the king of staples,
the master of supplies.

My father is the king
A princesse wrapped
in gold, I am not.

My throne is made of leather
of the faux kind sitting
atop spinning swivel wheels.

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S30PBadgeI’ve been feeling blocked lately which really means I’ve been writing up a storm in cover letters. This week’s prompt was MY FATHER IS THE KING pulled from the amazing Stephanie and her magical story: The Elven Games 22.

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21 thoughts on “My Father”

    1. I’m so wanting to try and develop that as a style, the 2 first lines. There was this poet, a French-Canadian guy who totally wrote that way. It was so fascinating! Thanks… I’m a work in progress.

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    1. Ha! When I wrote it I wondered if people were going to assume my dad really worked at a stationary. He didn’t. But we did have access to oodles of office supplies thanks to his gov job! 🙂

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      1. Ha2. Yo tambien, but my father didn’t have a gov. job, it was my mother the writer, who volunteered for about a zillion organizations that promptly elected her secretary, thus the oodles of office supplies to play with when I was a kid. And the sound of the Underwood typewriter going 80 wpm, clackity, clackity clack all day and night.

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  1. This is you “blocked?” Your cover letters must be awesome! Come to think of it, this post could BE a cover letter, for the right job. 🙂

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