Dreams & Wonders (a poem)

This bookstore is a place of dreams and wonders:

step inside, be transported to worlds both earthly and intergalactic,

away from a hum-drum existence, into something sensational.

Walk the narrow corridors surrounded by high shelves,

see stacks of paperbacks,

wish to high heavens they don’t collapse

and kill you with paper cuts.

Everything you want is here – Tolkien, Tolstoy, Shakespeare

and the ancient Greeks that make you such a geek,

a book freak who spends hours smelling the scent

of dusty pages, going back ages

in time in the texts housed here.

(Photo by Norbert Tóth on Unsplash)

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