books

in this day and age
of kindles
of nooks
of ipads
phone
netbooks

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

something is missing
something is lost
something is lacking

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

feel
heft
scent
dust
must

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

feel the weight of the tome
both in substance and in words

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

heft of volume
heft of concepts
heft of life

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

scent of old paper
old knowledge too
entertainment beyond value

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

dusty stacks of love
dust jackets filled
with tantalizing glimpes

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

mustiness of words
printed on musty pages
old friends book ends

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

bookshelves and libraries
storehouse of the ages
librarians are secret agents
keepers of the keys
opening minds
to endless possibilities

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

black on white
black on cream
times new roman
tahoma
verdana
courier new

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

lovers on paper
silent fonts bring joy
familiar m spaces
kernings of love

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

new media hold multitudes
is this better
shallow friends by the thousands
or intimate confidantes
one by one
marching in time
to the beat of olden days

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

back beyond gutenberg
before clay tablets
written on cave walls
written on human flesh

*b*
*o*
*o*
*k*
*s*

we are what we read

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