COLLAGE

I use my 
   general purpose scissors
to cut brown card into small shards.
They have 
   hard-wearing carbon blades
and slice precisely
to make the bark of an elm tree.
They are 
   supplied in a smart PVC wallet
which I cut
to create a stream. 
I tear some 
   ivory tissue paper 
to form cirrus clouds. 		
I crumple more 
to add stratocumulus.
I stick this to
  versatile paper that's perfect for drawing and sketching    
using
  traditional Japanese glue.

I give it to Dad, who puts it in 
  a 120 gauge thick black sack
and tells me 
to do something useful
for once.


Published in Is This a Poem? by 
Roger Stevens, Bloomsbury Education.
Scissors