Tagged: books

these days, we cannot

these days, we cannot
believe how unceasingly
behind we are, books

stacked knee-high, reports stuck to
other reports, paperweights
.
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in two-hundred-and-

in two-hundred-and-
eight universes, our paths will
cross on the seventh

floor, fingers idly bookmarking
pages, waiting for a subplot
.
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after bringing home

after bringing home
the best 2kg
sourdough in
town, we are
transformed,
and you
are library-bound,
a list of bread
and baking
book titles in
hand, itching
to get your
starter started
.
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after a few go-

after a few go-
arounds, you learn that some books
can be completely

judged by their covers – walk away,
don’t give them a second glance
.
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at the bookstore the

at the bookstore the
other day, i get down to
my knees and find myself
eye-level to a shelf
of books that scream
you. i pull off
a few volumes, open
to chance pages,
always looking for a
message, a sign to
your disappearance.
in one is a man
lighting up a
cigarette, in
another is someone
cursing, and in
a third, a
blank page, waiting
for the right
moment that will
no longer come
.
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we are two or three

we are two or three
sciences away from truly
understanding each

other, you have yet to crack
open the first volume
.
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for seven stops on

for seven stops on
the L-train this morning, we
read our books, sneaking

in the tiniest expressions
just for each other to translate
.
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you once told me

you once told me
that you quit your
book club of
two because one of you
could never get your stories
straight, reading well
into the night –
no one
ever aims just
shy of fairytale
.
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we are in the stacks,

we are in the stacks,
caught once more between M-ML
and N-NX. you

pull a book from my left ear,
and it’s always the first time
.
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we make room to tuck

we make room to tuck
in myriad journeys, hold on
to illustrations

so that we can visit when
we wish, doodle in margins
.
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