Saturday, October 12, 2013

Day 12 - OctPoWriMo 2013: Bibliophile

Today’s prompt encouraged us to write about the shadow side of ourselves; our hatred, rage, lust, greed, etc. I'll admit to bibliophilia.

I never met a book
I didn’t want to keep
To have and to hold from this day forward
In sickness and in health

To sit on my shelf
My  nightstand, or desk
To wait “on deck” until
I get to it
 bring another home, pile it on top,
a friend recommends one I MUST read

So, the stack grows tall
The shelf, overcrowded
The desk, covered
Leaving no writing space

Parting with these books
A frightful thought
Only eased by the vision
of a delighted friend       or stranger
cuddling up with them
loving them like I do