All In

I like when the library calls and tells me I’ve got a book in.

All In.

Where have all the books gone
When the ones that remain on
My shelf are not inviting,
unexciting.

So I’m bookless and waiting
for the library to call
and leave a message stating
that my books are all in

so I can stand up
as if I’m about to lose everything,
walk away from life and get lost
in the cost of overdue fines.

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One thought on “All In

  1. LOVED this and could identify. Mostly now I download audiobooks from the library and audible.com as well as Kindle, and they are always there when I want them. My favorite writer is James Lee Burke and when I know he’s publishing a new book, I do wait and wait until then. Your poem really rang the bell for me.

    Pearl

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