Prized Possession

Written for:  Poetics Aside #343
Write a poem about a book.  The book could be your favorite, or one that you loathe. The poem could literally be about the book, or maybe written in the voice of a character.

Robust rose protects
my body of brushed gold-
edged pages. My cover celebrates
his genius. Strange characters cameo
the sides, surrounding a towering
girl, holding a tiny tea pot.
My rotundity serves a purpose.
I am weighted with stories,
games, riddles, and puzzles.
If you decide to buy me,
you will forever have wondrous
tales that are timeless,
and you will never have to look
at a pocket watch.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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