Treasure Island

A.j. Binash

(04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

A Wonderful Addiction.


Why do aged books
Smell like opium?

A scent that is wafted
Under nostrils,
As pages
(Frail as lint)
Taste the imagery
Of their rotting
Complexion.

Believing in words.
Afraid of the consequences,
When the words are applied.

Away from
Feet up,
Leaned back in a chair
Posture.

A desire for blank air
Blank like an infant notebook page.

Across nothing.
This rare beauty…in death.

When the pen
Takes
Its final breath.

Submitted: Sunday, November 24, 2013
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