Friday, May 19, 2017

The Long Wait

Some books I gulp down, take them from room to room,
unwilling to delay reading one more page
Some books I read slowly, savoring each page,
taking notes, underlining, highlighting whole passages
Some books I read piecemeal, a certain number
of pages a day until the book is completed
Some books on my to be read pile announce
themselves as literary, contemplative, serious
Others cater to my desire to lose myself
in a mystery, a thriller, a roller coaster ride
Tonight I am reading twenty pages in a book
I find excruciatingly slow
I want to get inside the pages
and scream move this along
you're taking my time
and there's a thriller waiting for me.


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