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