No Annihilation

From the collection published in 2018, Pink Chalk.

No Annihilation

Library
front desk. Summertime.
Two students
work. Quiet.
Read books from the discard cart.
Last time those pages

may be turned.
A reprieve. A stay.
Another
chance to speak
to one more mind. To survive
destruction. To live.

(shadorma chain)
6/21/18
6/26/18