A poetic reflection
Just last week, delightful time
But the world has changed, again
They’re fewer, farther between
Less satisfying to particular need
Bookstall? You’d be lucky to find
On a corner near you
More likely on the end
of a struggling mall
Suffice it to say
It’s crucial today
To know what’s best—
To bring to be
what people need . . .
Spots to sit, corners to read
Books, preowned & new
Combo curation means
Independent picks, plus
Backed, established reputation
Magazine racks, packed
niche selections, stacked
. . . periodicals, too
local, national, global news . . .
spaces with perspective!
Café treats, fresh and warm
Coffee drinks, other selections
Restrooms, large and tidy, for
Clearing heads, deciding finally
Which titles to bring back home
Finding reads, and things besides
Takes time and energy, requiring
Entry to exit, uplifting notions
Poems & Poetic Prose
Post prompted by drtanya@saltedcaramel.
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