Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Brooklyn Public Library

The Brooklyn Public Library

I have been going to the Brooklyn Public Library 
        for some time now.
I always enter by the children's section in summer. 
I have no child but myself. 
I grow bemused and want to stand still. 
I think if I grew still enough 
        I could be a child again. 
There is a stillness in the library that 
        dreams of the trees outside the window 
        blowing silent in the wind - 
that dreams of the light, 
Stillness dreams. 
I would be as still as dreaming light. 
I would be a child again.

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