Issue Six

Winter 2013

 

Ovillejo for the Librarian

 


Four weeks, she says, as she hands back
a stack
of books checked out to me — bound herds
of words
I’ll milk all month. It’s life she lends,
and friends
to share it with. Though she pretends
they’re only pages, I can sense
she knows she gives me sustenance:
a stack of words and friends.

 

____________________

Jean L. Kreiling

 

 

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