Betsy Denson

Don’t pretend you are too busy to see

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It is a funeral
I explain
when the kids ask about the parade of cars,
the police escort,
the headlights surplus stars.

People pull over in respect,
or at least they used to
in the old days.

So now they think it is like a pay phone
or an 8-track tape
that…

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And I can’t say that I blame the books

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon: https://www.pexels.com/photo/selective-focus-photo-of-pile-of-assorted-title-books-1148399/

The Light You Cannot See is definitely judging me.
Likewise, the Life of Pi
and Year of Wonders —
I cannot escape their side eye,
even when I slumber.

They are tired of my promises
to draw them from the stack.
A Visit From The Goon Squad
has demanded to go back…

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Betsy Denson

Betsy Denson

Medium Top Writer (x7). Freelancer for hire. Always looking for the interesting. www.betsydenson.com. Twitter: @BetsyDenson Facebook: @BetsyDensonWriter