Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Worm

Image by Tess Kincaid

Book Worm

He spots gold leaf
on faded linen
a forgotten sparkle
bound in dust

confidently pulls
it to him, gently
soothes the dark
of must and soot

allows the pungent
pages, the mellow
vellum to fall open
in his hands

then one by one
devours each word
memorizes every
pilfered phrase

Tess Kincaid
May 2011

Posted over on her site Willow Manor
Listed as #1 over on Magpie Tales 66

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