old books

old books from thrift stores
with their art and history
someone’s name or a library
from a place far away
with an old card

a note written in the book
to encourage someone
or a gift for a special day
books that are new for me
and to read today

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

Emily Dickinson

reading poems
by Emily Dickinson
flowers I know too

reading poems by Emily
a new flower for me –
the gentian

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