Mad Librarian

i am a mad librarian, i

stamp books and scan bar codes when its day, i

place books on hold, and tenets, too, i

arrange things alphabetically, i

sort and stack and categorize.


But later on in shuttered quiet, I

Help Mend Things, I

glue pages from one book to another, I

transplant chunks of fantasy into reference books, I

paste philosophies over dictionary definitions.


I tape horoscopes to endings, and

I sew bodice rippers into mysteries, and

I switch religious tomes with fairy tales, and

I braid poetry through scientific reasoning, until

Abstract patches the concrete.

About Charron's Chatter

I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

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