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book worm

the most grown up thing ever
when i was about 7
was walking to the library
filling in a form
getting a card
and choosing a book
Sherlock Holmes
or Tolkein maybe
and reading all the stories
every last one

ah the thrill
of escape
into other worlds
like dandelion clocks
drifting through time
little word packets
found a home
in me

taking a book back
when the library lady
stamped the return date
something like
joy victory wonder
deeply intoxicating
surged through my wee body
and made me believe
that just maybe
life was going to be

HC: 2022-11