i went to teacher training today
and the message i remember most 
was to my left
on her left wrist.
 shannon wears this imperative beautifully,
almost hidden.
 and i was given a gift of flax paper
quite a cocoon of the stuff
 i can play in it
 tear it
spin it up
a gift from papeterie saint-armand. 
word and paper
a command word, softly spoken
some blank paper
watermark lines
thoughts for monday.