The Cursor

The cursor is many things:
a megaphone,
a friend who listens,
that space deep inside you.

It meets the blank page:
where you ignite,
and change,
and feel your power.

A tool to share your joy:
your highs displayed for all to see,
your lows swept off the screen.

Through it your selves appear:
the enlightened,
the wistful,
the proud,
the vain.

Such a slender thing
through which we are born
over and over again.

Originally published on


  1. Have never ever never thought about the cursor — and have apologized to my profoundly hard-working friend!


  2. Dear Cheri Lucas Rowlands – “the cursor” is very insightful, inventive, and thought provoking. thank you.


  3. Love the poem – so you change up your cursor to beat writers block?


  4. This is REALLY cool. So creative! ❤
    Sending you blessings, Cheri

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This is WONDERFUL, Cheri! Beautifully written.

    Liked by 2 people

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