Wednesday, 13 January 2016

A Poem a Day 2016 / 013


One Quarter-Tonne

The weight of books

old banana boxes full of them

twenty seven in all.

Two carloads

to drop them at the charity shop

we carry them in

I loved my books

but would I ever read them again

I kept five hundred

Such a weight gone

not only in poundage

but from my heart.

With every book that left the house

I felt a little more free.


© Rachel Green 2016

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