Top shelf

by jexmas on April 23, 2015

I want to read tonight
I want to know what’s going on
Not just for me
But for everything there is
I read for aeons
Curled up in my chair
Across from the fireplace
Where the flames hiss and flare
The kindling splits and cracks
Embers fall through the grate
As the world slowly turns
Into mildew and mayhem
While I watch the words
Fall from the page
Time goes
Night comes
Calls me to bed
I did not solve the world
The book goes back on the top shelf
Out of reach
Out of sight

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