PAPER-MATE


Have you tried, lately, to buy a pen like my Paper-Mate?
I used to have a number of them, 'way back when,

Fortunately, before the makers turned to other things,
This writer bought some refills -- but can't do that again,

There really is but one ink cartridge left upon the shelf,
When that becomes quite empty, my use of it will cease,

I'll put this worthless pen aside -- not scribe with it again,
Think of the writing instrument simply as a museum piece.

                                      by D. Edgar Murray 02/05/2000.