Creative uses for rusty nails

Last night, I slept the rest of the weary,
or should have, had not my mind control
slipped into creative gear, insistent
thoughts driving me to write.
Nostrils still full of the scent of rusty nails
and mouse mummies after cleaning the shed,
fingernails grubby even after a shower,
I wrote, as if only a tired body could clean
the dust and rust and cobwebs from my brain.

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This poem was inspired by a GoDogGo prompt and 13 uses for rusty nails.

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