Friday, October 9, 2015


I prefer to make my own remarks. Sharpies should be outlawed, particularly when one is reading poetry and certainly, definitely, when one is planning to re-sell the book.

I found a book of poetry
On the shelf.
I must have ordered it
When I was saving money.
I bought it used,
In good condition
The previous owner
Used a Sharpie
To make notes
In the margin.
He must not have been able
To find a pencil.
So now
Every time I read
One particular poem
It comes with
Next to its
Particularly poignant
Final line.
While I appreciate the sentiment:
It is not mine.

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