Explorer

From the collection published in 2017, Refuge.

Explorer

The reader sits in the library
Book
superimposed on
the atolls of peeled varnish
strung along the deep pale gouge
curving out
in a generous open-arm sweep
halfway across
the table a map of endurance and patience
boredom
cold feet
and the spark
of picking up the trail

3/2/17 

2 thoughts on “Explorer

  1. That’s how I feel when I open a book, either it is opening a door and stepping into a new building that I will need to explore and understand how it fits and what the flow of life is in it, or a river or trail or road, that you travel with the story. I always have such a great sense of anticipation upon setting off into someplace new, book-wise.

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