The Brilliance of Women
The Woman and her work
You can’t keep a good woman down
Too bright to hear too loud to see
All the light we cannot see
Although of course you end up becoming yourself.
Book Spine Poetry
Again postponing morning’s stale routine
To reach the end of the chapters last line
I’ve quietly fallen into pages rapt.
Removing myself from this fictional scene
A task that feels impossible this time
In this real-feeling, fake story I’m wrapped.
The day is getting brighter here I lay
Departure time has come and gone, I stay
Ignoring alarms, foregoing caffeine
Avoiding clock faces, lunch is unmade.
This time is luxurious and obscene
My arrival at work will be delayed
Avoiding the academic machine
Entrenched deeply in fiction unafraid.
(An Alfred Dorn Sonnet)
Successful Trip to the Bookstore
I softly sink into a brand new novel
Patiently paging through all of the chilling chapters
finding free spirits and hopeless heroes
relinquishing reality without worry
Delightful drama, hidden humor
comforting, complex, endlessly engaging
disappearing deeply in clever content.
(An Alliterisen Poem)