Edwin Hopper


Library

She said “I know you’ve a book of your own.
You can still go visit the library.”
Then, she must be offering me a loan.
She’s nice, so it won’t take bribery.

I gently take precious, down from the shelf.
Hold it firmly, the cover, and open.
Is this an author who’s true to herself?
Who won’t share the secrets we’ve spoken?

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