/Gem/clip

Torsion from the torque
and elasticity from wire
are the forces uncorked,
with friction as a biter;
orders pages like a binder,
slid easily between loops:
outer: major; inner: minor—
a bit of elegance in these swoops,
which makes the jagged ends–brutes.
With a minimal design
no one has improved this Gem
clip with parallel sides,
bestowing order when papers whelm.

Six-Million clips made it to film—
victims of the Holocaust.
War worn resistance on lapels
to ward against civil loss:
a symbol for personnel
bound together against hell.

The uses for this implement
multiply; when it is unbent.