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Josiah Jacobus-Parker

Dear 'Last Sheet'

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Dear 'Last Sheet'

Dear 'Last Sheet',

Yes, I'm talking to you, my pitiful paper pal.

You, as the last sheet of paper in my printer,

Hold the toughest job I imagine all office supplies

And equipment must hold.

People shriek at the near sight of you,

But you aren't so horrifically deformed as to merit it.

So, here is my apology, and the truth:

I see you today, as I have before,

Laying there alone (and cold, as my room is arctically so),

And I know it is time.

You're pushed to the bottom of the stack continuously,

As I constantly refill my printer

And place you farthest from use.

How many times, I wonder,

Have you been kept from your inky destiny!

I imagine the grief of those numerous rejections,

And I'm filled with it myself.

Oh, Last Sheet, you are not hated.

Make no mistake, for indeed

You also hold the most important job.

If you were to vanish I might find myself

Inexplicably dealing with a paper deficiency

For which there was no warning!

I'd be finishing last-minute projects,

Printing typed-up journal entries,

And so on and so forth,

And suddenly I'd be plummeting into despair,

For I'd have run out of paper

And no Last Sheet was there to tell me so.

Still, however,

Apologies and reassuring importance restated aside,

I fear one day I'll find you dead on my floor,

Having whisked yourself from my upper desk shelf

To float down in a whimsical suicide.

White surface to wood floor.

I know loneliness overshadows most good things.

Like a ton of bricks, it hangs from negatives,

Burdening and highlighting, so that positives,

Though often out-numbering, are still out-weighed.

I know.

Don't desert me though, Last Sheet.

I need you because you mean hope.

You mean promises for more to come.

Sincerely,

Your loving neglecter.

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So... does that mean it's stationary stationery? Inquiring minds want to know! ;D

Thanks for that one. I think I have a Last Sheet in my printer too.

If you have a paper jam, does that mean it likes music? or jelly?

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So... does that mean it's stationary stationery? Inquiring minds want to know! ;D

Thanks for that one. I think I have a Last Sheet in my printer too.

If you have a paper jam, does that mean it likes music? or jelly?

:cat: Bad... pun... overload... :oops: cannot function..... ACK!

:cat:

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you are writing different things all of the time.

that's awesome.

thanks man.

I thought your two valentines poems were amazing and so powerful too. But I couldn't think of anything to say that wouldn't seem platry and weak next to them. So I just held my silence and keep reading them over and over.

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Yeah, I have a weakness for dorky puns. :D

Kidding aside, I liked that you have humor and you still snuck in some thoughts on more serious topics in a gentle way.

Hey, keep doing what you're doing, different topics, different moods, it's nice to see it varies.

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