I was not hearing my usual kind of music as I wrote this piece. Nonetheless, I like the unexpected places it took me.

Books Should Be

books should be 

as fleeced yearlings

with no vestment

to shield their bulk

from November's

crisp business


books should be

artistic wanderers

dusty sophomores

learning to lean

with souls unruffled

to the vesper light


books should be


full of the old one-two

sedate as coffee fiends

lawless as virgins

they should tell


deep stories

of ravers and rovers

(rant me a canticle

blush me some gospel

regal pauper

spurned and bitter prince)


books should be

egregious as

the speech of sisters

should slap you with mercy

and render you exultant

as any earth-bred seraph

Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-09-16 at 04:51

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