Five Vignettes of a Library

Outside his head
silence – other than
the occasional rustle of paper
Inside his head
the sound of cosmic battles
as he reads a sci-fi novel

I’m looking for work
but don’t know where to start
she says
Here – let me show you where to look
replies the librarian

each time he leaves
his conversation is a little less broken
as the new arrival to this country
takes English classes

a child
who was never read to at home
finds a love of literature
when he is invited to story-time

the librarian tries
to figure out
how many people
he has helped
in various ways this week
but finds he has lost count


written for NaPoWriMo Day 6 – today we are encouraged to look at one thing from various perspectives. I am also sharing this with dVerse for Open Link Night