Saturday, July 28, 2018

“Sticky Notes” by Ally Cipiti

“Sticky Notes”
by Ally Cipiti
There’s more than my share of sticky notes.
I’ll give any excuse to buy them.
Like pens and pencils they come in many assorted colours,
for each mood of a day.
Most of them have quotes.
Some are little notes to myself.
Some are lost, then found.
Some I know I need to give away.

There’s more than my share of sticky notes.
I should remember this every time I’m at the store.
More than half the work is already written.
But I still have an entire lifetime.
However, let’s face the truth.
My words have already made you smitten.

I’ve written on so many sticky notes.
They’re spread out like a chain reaction.
They bring smiles,
they can definitely give comfort,
and sometimes repetition is the only way.
Messages do not always have to be extravagant,
they just need to be handled with respect.
So if you’re going to shoot an arrow,
you better make it straight.

There’s more than my share of sticky notes.
And not a single one doesn’t have an archetype.
But that doesn’t mean they aren’t real.
Writers know from experience how much some words can hurt.
So they spend every minute they can,
writing words they know will heal.

I can give you more than your fair share of sticky notes.
Some you will need to highlight,
some you will need to erase.
Some you will need to add on to.
Some can be written on again.
But here’s a piece of advice that everybody should know:
Sticky notes are evidence of thoughts meant to stay.

Guess what?
There’s more than my share of sticky notes.

Alessandra “Ally” Cipiti lives in Mississauga, Ontario. She discovered her passion for writing when she was ten years old. Her publication history includes four entries in consecutive poetry anthologies by Creative Communication, an organization introduced by her 12th grade Writer’s Craft teacher, Mrs. Kerr, that devotes itself to the promotion, teaching, and appreciation of student writing. While pursuing her career in Creative Writing, she is employed at Erin Mills Middle School as a Lunchroom Supervisor.

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