Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

Whatever holiday you celebrate around this time of year, may it be festive. May you also find time to pause and be grateful for the wonderful things in your life—be it something as simple as a day off work or your family gathered around the table to accomplishing your list of goals for this year or creating more for the next.

A gift for you:

Fictional Separation Anxiety

Books don’t have a shelf life
not the great ones.
They tap into a timeless truth,
the human condition,
always relevant.

Please write one of those books.
Not one that attempts to cash in
on a trend,
a fickle market,
an agent’s subjective taste.

A book that needs to be written
reflects its author’s love
in the minds of its readers.

It creates a connection
between people who are
and people who never will be.

We miss them after the last page,
our friends from lands so foreign
only words can take us to them.

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