From the poetry collection published in 2015, Look Winter in the Face.
Come In The Door Is Open
In the library the books
are lined up on the
see-through open metal shelves and
because I’m sitting over here instead of over there
they have their pages end toward me
Spines facing the aisle. It’s not the usual library view
of the rows of books
best foot forward and intriguing titles
and bright colored jackets. No,
it’s the business side of things
the reason why you want a book in the first place
it’s for the pages
lined up. Ready. Waiting.