From Catch Up With Summer, published in 2015.
I am alone in this high-ceilinged room
this library reading room
the two-story-tall windows
dwarfing the crepe myrtles planted outside them.
It is summer and not a person
is in the room
except for me.
I can enjoy the book-smell without distraction
as the filtered light of a sun fighting off afternoon thunderstorms
makes its way over to me
to join me as I sit
that I could be mistaken
for just another book