October 11th, 2009

The pen of my grandfather's aunt

'Lines on reading a book of Kelly Link short stories' by E J Weasel, 17 3/4

The pen of my grandfather's aunt is grey.
The pen of my grandfather's aunt may be of extraterrestrial origin.
The pen of my grandfather's aunt has a slogan on the side in Linear A. If only we knew what it meant.
The pen of my grandfather's aunt usually writes in turquoise ink. It smudges easily.
The pen of my grandfather's aunt compels those who use it to dot their Is with little stars.
The pen of my grandfather's aunt writes tales of loss, of disappointment, of unfaithfulness.
The pen of my grandfather's aunt produces doodles that from time to time look unfortunately like 'Kathy' cartoons.
I have stuck the pen of my grandfather's aunt up the bottom of a stuffed okapi.