GloPoWriMo 2019: 16/30

Today’s prompt challenges me to write a list to defamiliarize the mundane.

Writing Instrument

The complexity of what I hold for 5 hours, at minimum, amuses me.
At once, an accessory, and a utility tool,
With the ability to spark a battle, or end a war.
The ability to put people to sleep, and wake people up, unkindly, when used with a bit of saliva in someone’s ear.
With the choice of writing in multiple colours, and multiple tongues.
How does one choose a writing instrument?
How, and who decides when one moves from a younger version of a writing instrument – relying on the natural elements, to a more, artificial, sophisticated, writing instrument?
Why is this decision made?
At once, so expensive and inaffordable
But so necessary.

 

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