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Day 208 – The Problem With Big Books

The problem with big books is
how can you read them in bed?
I can’t get them to rest right on my chest
and they’re so heavy
they bend my wrists.

The problem with big books is
how can you read them in public?
I can’t stop getting those looks
with one eyebrow up
or those interrupting questions
because I’m also
wearing glasses.

The problem with big books is
you love them in secret
because they pain you so much
and life only really gives you
a few tries
to get to love something
so big
and so painful.

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4 thoughts on “Day 208 – The Problem With Big Books

  1. It’s the feel, the weight to the ink, for one to write those many pages, on a hill is best to read, downhill or uphill, in a park or by the sea, big books are meant to be out there, out where each turned page, they escape through a mind’s thin air to breathe, upon such support as gravity in squares.

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