Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 3: Golf pencil

The Ikea Effect

Starts with a simple, pocket-
Sized utensil, handy for taking
Notes – creating sketches of your future
Home while walking through the aisles
Furnishings finished with a gloss
Bright pops of grass green,
Cobalt blue, and tickled pink.

Turns a Saturday morning into
Afternoon – breaking in a never-
Used toolkit. Constructing with instructions
Written in four different languages.
Taking a step back with a sigh.
The gloss of effort on your upper
Lip – lacking one small piece
But forging ahead. With so many others,
It can’t make much of a difference.

Leaves you valuing the creation -
No matter how unstable.
I built it with my own two hands.

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