Pursuing the poetical, paradoxical, metaphorical, lyrical, artistical, majestical, and mystical.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tattered Stories

Bindings hang heads
weak with worry. Thread
 rots worn signatures who like 
the familiar neighborhood. Spines
find no sturdiness in molting cheesecloth
clinging like a hen's last determined feather
 or a shimmering snake skin discarded.
Still, the book magic strengthens 
the sentences and paragraphs,
and the pages and chapters 
hanging on for dear life  
to words inked.