I think the sight of a bookstore burning would be my undoing. You capture that helpless sense of loss so effortlessly, MZ.
Oh, so moving indeed! I feel the same way about bookstores. Superb as always, MZ!!
The sense of loss is so palpable in this.
Indulge me, cos I have a habit in my own writing of using "and" too often, and then having to remove most of them on edit. If this were mine--and I realize it isn't, and I'm being a presumptuous asshat--I would put a comma at the end of the first line of the second stanza, drop the "and" at the start of the second line, and put the final line break between "notes" and "left" instead of between "left" and "and". The three straight "ands" at the end bother me. Nonetheless, I can just see this bookstore and feel the speaker's affection and sadness over it.
damn, that's sad ~
It's those who love books and the worlds they open up who understand your sorrow. I do.
How the hello do you do this... I love your writing.
Very sad, well realixed. That's supposed to have a z. Thanks. K.
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