Paper Poetry
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Paper Poetry

Blacktop Burns

A freestyle poem: Ashley’s Story

Part of Poem written in black sharpie titled Ashley’s Story
Photo by the author

My plate is full.
My belly empty.

Punchin’ in
tappin’ out
again and again.

Same old dude
tellin’ me
just get a degree
then you’ll be free.



We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Adrienne Parkhurst

Adrienne Parkhurst


Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.