The Drying Of The Ink

No longer at desk the typewriter has been given
it’s final rest.
As he cant recall the day or year.

The once strong mind is closed the body
but a museum or tribute to what once was.
he his home but locked within himself.

Vist’s from thoose who once knew the man
are like people viewing a body at a wake.
he calls from within the shell for for release.

Yet his lips will not move his voice never sounds.
Inside he burns for the chance to run as the river
chases the sea.

To be the man they never knew and the one he
could admire and both despise.

The page sits in typewriter like a willing
eager lover in bed.
Waitting in stockings that cling to delicate thigh.
the tears escapes it’s minds prison.

He thirsts for it like a drunk for that morning drink
of whiskey waitting hands held togather trying
to keep from shaking.

He sits as a painter without hand.
watching the most beautiful sunset fade without
a chance of ever capturing this moment.

The ink is drying he feels it everyday.
Soon he hopes like the dust that does gather
he will be swept away.


death, age, loss


  • Lebogang Manganye
    Lebogang Manganyeover 5 years ago

    really beautiful i was not ready for it to end.

  • JohnRobbins
    JohnRobbinsover 5 years ago

    thank you so much for the comment I felt it could go on but sometimes I just preffer to end them in that way. Thank you again for the comment

  • spanish
    spanishover 5 years ago

    Wonderful! I love the line ‘the ink is drying he feels it everyday’! Brilliant!

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 5 years ago

    Very good, I liked or I should I loved the writing, Cheers

  • Julie Robbins
    Julie Robbinsover 5 years ago

    again baby a wonderful write. As always

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