Strike! A Poem by Gabby Mbeki

November 7, 2018



i watched as my pen got up from the page,
stood on the edge,
looked and gave me a wave,
“today was not the day”
it said,
and in defiance, it held its head.
a strike,
it smirked with a bent and a wiggle.
and away from my grasp,
it curled the paper
took me aside,
“we need breaks too,
we work just as hard as you”
i pleaded,
and begged,
it just shook its head.
“you aren’t much, huh?
not without me by your side”
sadly, it was true,
what a thing to go through.

written by gabrielle mbeki for