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A pen and paper is all I have…

The power has gone out
a pen and paper is all I have.
My phone is dead, so that’s out.
I am hungry, yet the toaster doesn’t work-no power
I feel like a coffee, yet the kettle has no charge.

So I kick start the gas-to boil some water
…for coffee
But the ignitor is not working.


I run for the matches.

One, two, three strikes and I’m out.

The matches won’t light, they must be wet, from the rain.
Darn it.
I try another box, and another, and another, and another…


The rain pours down outside.
I snap a shot or two, but the camera gets wet.

Steam rattles the pot lid,

Tink, tink, tink…

My coffee is hot, I add condensed milk-smooth and sweet.

It’s dark today, and it feels lifeless without the usual subtle sounds that electricity brings.

Now. To cook toast on my gas stove.



"I have been writing and creating images all my life-though it's only now, that I have finally let in the light" ~N.Martin

10 thoughts on “A pen and paper is all I have…

  1. Your piece is heartfelt and full of authentic life. Your story feels like a race against a domino rally. You are trying to catch up with a working solution, but whenever you approach one, the piece has already fallen, and you have to rush and find the next available solution to stop the pieces from falling down.

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