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Friday, November 21, 2014

When Books are Problematic



Organize

shelve

alphabetize

date

published work
from early
eighteen forty five
till present

How do I justify
the time
room
and expense?

I thought to leave
them an inheritance
but realize I've spent
a fortune embezzling
the dividends of my dowry
breaking the bookcase
housing collateral
damage. How does one
revoke the irrevocable
trust inherently written
into the pathology
of bibliophilia?