Thrift

I buy their old books
Whoever they are
Pieces of them left behind
Tucked in between the pages
Notes and dedications,
A Christmas tag
Used as a bookmark,
A letter once,
From a Summer thirty years ago,
When they were young.
I buy their old books,
And wonder,
To: Carolyn, From: Bruce,
What their stories were.

found inside a first edition of  “And to each Season…” by Rod McKuen.

~ Teri Skultety
copyright 2009, from Gold Mine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s