A single sheet of white typing paper scrolls
down and around to face front.
It snaps into place as Smith-Corona waits.


A manual indentation is made.
To start a new paragraph begin with a single word.
Finish it by striking one key with the right hand's ring finger. Period.

That's the sound of fingers depressing the keys
of the typewriter in the room down the hall.
Set atop a rickety desk, the typewriter is electricity.

Hrrrrrrrrrrrrt. Out comes the page, one of many.
Slapped, character side down, the page enters the box from which it came.