never leave lizzy alone

the family left me alone today
with my head
and my thoughts
a dangerous thing to do
the pencils have begun talking
they say they don’t like being used
not one bit
I’m clever and tell them, I don’t like being used either
they tell me they’re tired of being lead
I respond, then don’t follow
they moan my hold is too tight
I promise to loosen my grip

the pencils whine
they hate always being number two
I tell them this conversation is beginning to dull me
then I start shoving their heads into the sharpener
assuring each –
don’t worry pencils,
we all shrink over time

I cackle aloud
never leave Lizzy alone
lizzy alonequickie sketch, Lizzi Lizzard, created with sharpened #2 – not worth bringing to color though…it’s a start…


27 thoughts on “never leave lizzy alone

  1. Miss AnnMarie, I am so glad the pencils are talking to you again. That’s very good indeed. And I’m glad you’re putting them in their place, where they belong. Lizzie the Lizard is a fine specimen of a pencil sketch, worthy of the finishing touches in my humble opinion. 🙂 Do you talk to other objects as well? I’m just askin’ to get a better read on you is all, 😉


    • It always starts with the pencils, then all those other pernickety art supplies get involved – some of them are quite snobby about their pedigrees. Can’t blame the #2s they really are low on the food chain 😉
      Thank you though, Deb, as always.

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      • any inhuman thing should be anthropomorphized whenever possible ’cause we rock – okay that’s just lame – but in my defense it’s passed my bedtime
        (you know I’m starting to confuse past and passed – never in my life have I ever confused past and passed and now every time I use I’m gettin’ confused – the brain is melting….)

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      • Go to bed while it’s still light outside?! How do you do it? You could live in Sweden or the Alaska. LOL You know what I do when I don’t know which word to use? I just switch to another word — works like a charm. Go to bed, Miss. Dream on while the night is young. 🙂


  2. Hi AnnMarie! Hahaha! Thank you for the laughter! Thoroughly enjoyed Lizzy vs. the Pencils. And I think it’s great that you are having far too much fun – ‘cuz that’s when creativity flows forth. So let it flow! More, more fun for you to write and for us to read! 🙂

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