Grand Opening at the Tiny Used Bookstore Down the Street

..
It’s tomorrow,
and we can already smell the pages
and the ages and ages of
yesterday’s stories
in between:

For Mary, Merry Christmas 1956
Lisle, with all my love, George
See page 37. – Farley
Happy Birthday, Darling. 1979

We’ll wonder where those past
readers are now as we open
their spines again and again,
the scent of tree skins in
-toxicating us, leading
our own heartbeats
to the worlds within.

We’ll begin with a smile
and a spark in our eyes,
and we’ll follow their
fingerprints to the end.

..
In November, we poem.

 

 

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2 Responses to Grand Opening at the Tiny Used Bookstore Down the Street

  1. love this – not just the printed story in those books

  2. Ali Grimshaw says:

    As a fellow bookstore lover, this made me smile.
    “We’ll wonder where those past
    readers are now as we open
    their spines again and again,
    the scent of tree skins in
    -toxicating us”

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