By Thomas Page
The parking lot is full of them—
Trying to park their Subarus,
Fords, or whatever crossovers
Popular these days. I’m almost
Hit by them trying to reverse
Into a lucrative spot near
The Amish Market. Pure madness.
This shouldn’t be as stressful as
It is. It’s just a book exchange.
Pick something. But it has to look
New, not something I found under
My bed when looking for the cat.
What about a classic like “Jane
Eyre” or “Frankenstein?” Or maybe
Something new like the “Cloud Atlas?”
I often misread things on signs
Turns into “Alliterations
Available.” Is my eye or
My mind messing with my manner
Of perception? Can the spyglass
Ever be crystal-clear? sexton
Be accurate? Probably not.