Poemdog

Dogs 2019

WORKING LIBRARY
(3/12/19)


I only
keep books
that I know
I'll read
again

like visiting
old friends

or favorite
places

I get
a comfort
from knowing
that I can pick
them up
at any
time

however

my ex-wife's
opinion was

"once
you read them
what good
are they?"

so
in the interest
of compromise

cohabitation

I donated
many of them
out
of my reach

now

my
most recent
domestic project
is putting
new tile
down
on an old
floor

in the room
that was once
her favorite

tile
that requires
a certain amount
of pressure
to set
correctly

I have
books
stacked
strategically
across
the room

my bookcases
are empty

and even
she
would have
to admit
that all
of these old
tomes
are now
useful

at least
for today