Searching by A.W.

Reads: 158  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 5

More Details
Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
What do you do when you go to the library?

Submitted: February 29, 2008

A A A | A A A

Submitted: February 29, 2008

A A A

A A A


I love people at the library

Some so focused on their intentions

They barely murmur when

You push past them in the Sci-Fi.

Other with their antennae out

For hot chicks, for cute guys

Idly thumbing through magazines.

And someone’s grandfather

Buried in the news tribune

Just looking for a little peace.

A teenager behind a computer screen

Totally bored with school.

Picking zits and the library

Are not as incompatible as they seem.

The librarians, people too,

So efficient, answering questions,

Checking books and movies out.

And children, finding delight in books

We have mostly lost.

And myself, hopeful among the CDs

Looking for what?

I guess I haven’t found it yet.

You either.

You either.

6/07/05

© 2006 Anne Westlund

Image: A Rainbow of Books by Dawn Endico (flickr.com)


© Copyright 2017 Anne Westlund. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments:

Comments

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Unknown

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Unknown

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply