Featured Poetry: “Pencil to Paper”

By Sharon Ann Wilson

My pencil snapped yet again
I can’t get the words right
So I erase and do it again
and again.
That’s the 5th lead today
I’m afraid to touch my laptop
For fear I might throw it.
Is this writer’s block?
I doubt it, but what do I know…
Number six is up, I hope it will hold
Oh boy, a sentence down
Only several thousand more to go
So, I write on, praying this lead will hold.