Graphite Sweat


Lines before white
Sweat on a pencil
Fingers in hair

Graphite sweat

The first bold words
The first eraser marks
Insipiration not there

Graphite sweat

Apathetic lines
Heart pounding
Pencil slipping

Graphite sweat

Nothing to say
Nothing written
Clock is ticking

Graphite sweat

Panic moves the pen
Lines conquered 
By sudden inspiration

Graphite sweat

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Graphite sweat


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