The Pen is Mighty

See what I did there? (It's the old joke with Pen Island. Or Psychotherapist).

Anyhoo, I got the following comment to a scintillating column I did about pens (let's see a real writer tackle that)

Mk - - Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM
Identifier: 6982447
Zjabs, I may be psychic, but I sense you are too poor to buy any pens, let alone purchase something of quality. Lol.

Actually, that's spot-on. I am too poor to buy any pens.

But there's also a restraining order against me that I cannot possess one.

I implore you all to write my legislator in order to get me a living wage.

I practice what I preach.

To the tune of thousands of letters a day (I hand-deliver them as who can afford postage? They've priced themselves out of my reach). I scrawl little reminders that State Lives Matter on napkins with crayons, I write long letters in calligraphy, I write in ink on index cards, charcoal on board, oil on canvas- whatever it takes.

Apparently the governor knows a few people and can pull strings as now I'm prohibited from having any writing apparatus (and there's a hearing next week if I can even have my own blood).

So please, please, please...write your legislator. I've grown partial to my blood. Though there isn't much in a stone.

-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)

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