Penmanship (portfolio version)
Her hand with the pencil is an ice skater.
gracefully sliding over the ice
circles and figure-eights
Languorous spirals, effortless turns
Spinning and gliding along
Tracing beautiful shapes.
My hand with the pencil is an idiot child
It stumbles and twists.
Blundering, bumbling, bungling about.
Tripping and spasming
And making a mess.