Punch Can, A Poem

Punch can, its pointed head is ready

To press down hard and pierce its way

Through metal sealing in sweet juice

To open condensed milk to air


Punch can, small and light, invented

In 1863 I think

A church key working just as well

As when the tool was first unveiled


It’s slight, full twenty to a pound

Just right to hide in any drawer

Here it lies behind the corkscrew

Another opening device


Punch can, will you ever be replaced?

Or are you something like the wheel?

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About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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