My boyfriend has a physical disability
and something he said re: when he
was single made me think of this free verse.


Jealousy Of A Tattered Book Ending Happy

Oh, I lament being the tattered book
That no-one wishes to read
My kind story touching no hearts.

Falling off the four-foot bookcase didn't work,
A hard boot just carelessly kicked me
Across the slippery floor.

Alas! 'Tis always the non-tattered books
That beautiful girls wanna pick up and read

Oh, how I envy their perfect, shiny covers,
The unstainedness of their pages.

So, one last time, off the 'case I hurl,
Bracing for the inevitable smash onto the floor.

But surprising, a table blocked the floor,
Placed by you to catch me mid-fall.

So thank you for the time your gentle hands took
And for loving caressing my tattered book cover
As you engrossed yourself in my kind story.

Poetry by liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2009-05-16 at 06:08

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