book case

for my birthday, i want a bookcase
where i can live a different life
page after page
each treasured book a sweet escape
never one to lose my place

for my birthday i want a home
where i can live and not be afraid
like i always am
each day the same unflinching reality
another unfulfilled life on the lam

for my birthday i want to be happy
for life will be short
from here on
i’ve fallen far from where i started
but from this moment on, I’ll be reborn

4 thoughts on “book case

    1. I liked the way the poem sounded LOL Sometimes when I’m on a roll, I’m on a roll. Except NaPoWriMo… I failed that one LOL

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