(No pictures this time. My camera is dying and I can’t afford a new one just yet, besides, it’s just a paperclip. Imagine it.)
On my walk, I was being overly concerned about money. About a block a way, I saw something shiny in the gutter, something certainly metal. I’ve found jewelry plenty of times before and this seemed a possibility.
A paperclip holds paper together by being bent, and clinging to a bent shape. Its grip is relatively loose, and temporary. A staple holds by piercing. I will think about staples.