Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chapter And Verse

Alone
with a book
beats out
in a group
any day of the week,
any day that I'm weak.
When I can't bear the strain
of interacting, I'm safe
any day of the week,
any day that I'm weak

from cradle to hearse
in chapter and verse,
chapter and verse.

Cradle to hearse.
Chapter and verse.
Chapter and verse.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

11 comments:

Shawna said...

Stellar. I completely identify.

brudberg said...

That's my kind of book... :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Amen. Cradle to grave books are the best for solace.

Fireblossom said...

Knowing you, it's probably a banned book!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I'm in complete agreement - I'd rather read a book than talk to 9 out of 10 people. And that means you too.

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, I often prefer "alone with a book."

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I am turning in with a book as we speak.....I love the wordplay with weak/week, and the rhyming of chapter and verse, cradle to hearse.

Jim said...

That's a good thing to do, M.Zee. A romance? Murder mystery is appropriate some days. Back in my younger days I would go for a long motorcycle or motor scooter ride. My youngest, and single, son still does that.
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Shawna said...

I love the way your repetition leads us to find other words inside those repeated, like "hearsay," and "cradle to hers," for example. Also "chapped her and-verse."

Shawna said...

Chapped, her ran-verse.

This is a girl's running-away poetry/music ... with chapped lips and maybe burnt skin, because she's parched and feels exposed and unprotected.

Marian said...

Yep!