Daily Prompt: How do you pick what blogs or books to read? What’s the one thing that will get you to pick up a book or click on a link every single time?
I try to seek you out
But you elude my reach
And then I find you, (or
Is it you that finds me?)
In the most unusual places
Behind shelves I see everyday
In a dark, obscure corner of a quiet library
In the corridor shelf of a tidy home
In second hand sales, and sometimes
An unknowing friend gives me you.
Whatever it is, I can never resist
The feel of you on my fingertips
The smell of your yellowed pages
The crowded scribbling on your margins
A dedication inscribed on the front page.
I don not know why people always want
Things that are new, unused and white
When it is so much more exciting
To hold something in you hands
Which was once loved, but then discarded
Which was once lost, but is now found
And which never hoped to tell its secrets
For one more time, and was resigned to die
Before it met your eager eyes.