Sunday, November 8, 2009

At the second-hand bookshop

At the second-hand bookshop near my place,
Romance is at the end of Self-Help,
next to Crime.

A little bored, I pick up a book
to pass the time, while I hum a song,
browsing a bit, I reach the line -
'What a pity that we love each other,
but we don't get along.' I am not keen
to follow it up, not in the mood today
for things gone sour or hearts of clay,
so I keep on turning the pages,
and chance on this girl, who says,
- right before she blows him a kiss -
'I will love you forever, until further notice.'

(Thanks to David Hermann)