A Good Read

by Kent Bond

The mirror reveals
A very unique notebook
A cherished volume
That I have chosen to journal in

Skin is the delicate parchment
Organs, bone, joint and sinew
The bindings and spine

Each cell,

War and Peace are but cliff notes
In comparison
Bible, Koran, Kabbalah
Only echo its holiness

I need not think to
Turn the page
For the entry is already
Transcribing, recording
Jotting down every nuance
Never forgetting to
Scrawl in the margins a highlight,
An insight

And no editing is ever required
It is all there
All in perfect syntax and meter

It knows no time
To sit and scribble a few notes
For it opens and records
Past, Present and future
As fluidly
As the ink
In my veins

Impossible to
Forget this book,
or leave it on my night stand
Where I think I do my best work
In those meditative states before sleep
And full awakening
Although it is there too.

I look in the mirror
As pages turn
A scar,
A tear
A wrinkle
Embeds itself on the well worn
A soft patina
A glow
That lets one know
This volume is well loved


All dancing across the pages

The bard sits in silence
A little jealous that
His eloquence
Was never able to quite capture
This in words

Sneak a peak
Read the last chapter
To see how it
All ends

What is


—Paul Reynolds

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