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My fifteen month old daughter can't feed herself with a spoon, but she can hold and use a pencil.

Clara and the Pencil

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse28 Nov 2013

She grips a pencil
Better than a spoon.

Slowly lifted,
Then expertly held
In stubby fingers,

Loops and lines
Flow from hesitancy
To freedom,

Crafting the
Common ancestor
Of poetry and art.

It has meaning
I can't see.