Life, a cork board littered with highlights hanging from thumbtacks.
No discernible pattern rhyme or reason.
At first glance you take note of metal or plastic, then color and shape.
Not until you step up in proximity do you notice the points of interest.
At distance the content could be any one of several people you are familiar with.
The cork board is a microcosm of the world safe from the Birdseye view.
Only you are to decide if the thumbtack is the focus or that which is hung from it.
Superficial admiration or frame by frame evaluation.
Each of us is well versed in the concept of the thumbtack but few understand the role it is to play.
It cares little if hung in pair or in mass, it is here to serve, create and present.
In your hand it is tool, art or a utilitarian widget.
A background hanger a foreground dazzler.
Not unlike the one who holds it.