The rubber is an unblemished white when I pick it up. Its surface is smooth and it is firm yet pliable. The touch of it between the fingers leaves a strange coated feeling, but it isn’t something that can seen. The act of rubbing this malleable shape over the surface of a piece of paper allows it so crumble slightly and the shape to slowly change. This inch long rectangle has the magic ability to make words and marks on a page disappear. Its sticky molecules grab the pencil graphite and pull it away from the top of the page.
By Shari Marshall – 2022 A to Z posts have been reserved for descriptive 100 word posts.