Of course I'm delighted to showcase another Poems-For-All booklet from the generous gift of curator Richard Hansen! This is otherwordly, a poem-booklet by Karyne De Contreras. Here's its book cover (I do apologize for the poor quality of the images in this and many posts -- all a function of my first-generation Iphone camera ... but Moi thinks y'all get the drift anyway coz you're all smart peeps, right!?)
It's a slim booklet since the poem is short, requiring only one page:
Here's the poem's text in case you can't read the image:
bruiseto bruisewe angletoward the sunfor healingeyes closedbook endsbreathing
And the back cover reiterates Poems-For-All's mission:
So where shall we "shelve" Contreras' 1 5/8" x 2" mini-book? Well, its ending lines -- "book ends / breathing" -- suggests that Moi indeed shelf it on one of the two bookend chairs!
These are cast-iron bookends, which means they can bear the pain within the poem ...