Sticky Note Goodbye?

“Notice: Adhesive may mark some surfaces or lift inks. Colors may bleed when wet. Test before using”
– cautionary note on a package of store-brand sticky-notes

some folks are sticky notes
like those Post-It™ pages that 3M® makes:
useful for a while
but leave virtually no mark
when they are peeled from our lives
not even a gummy residue

But you were a staple:
and though you are gone
you have ripped your mark
onto the paper of my soul

~~

numerous people have commented that my last two poems were both inspired by office supplies. Honestly, that had been unintentional. However, once it was pointed out, I figured I might as well continue in the same vein. Written for Walt’s “goodbye” prompt at dVerse. He will be leaving us, at least for a while, to take care of his wife. God’s blessings on you, Walt!

NaBloPoMo Day 8