Browsing Through Borders on a Lazy Labor Day

a good woman is like a paperback


don’t be fooled…

the hardcovers look nice

so shiny and full of themselves.

they come with a glossy cover

big letters…

so inviting.

but the problem is when you get to know them.

open too much and their spines snap

too heavy to lug around as well

and damn are they expensive to keep


but the paperbacks

ah, they come cheap and easy

they bend to your hands

which caress their gentle figures,

letting you carry them by your hip.


if they’re really good,

you can fall asleep with your head next to them,

pretending to absorb their contents in a dream

only to wake to find yourself stuck on page 11.


when in times of need, they come to us

filling us with hope in the form of a novel

allowing us to skip to the end

just to discover that one was a cliffhanger


and yet they can be difficult

most definitely boring

and not worth the time it takes to finish them at all

unless you’re willing to sacrifice both your mind and time


but the best are the ones we find in the bookstore




I found her sitting on a rack

with a red price tag that said half off

because she was the one

who spoke first to me


About Michael Medlen

My name is Michael and during my free time I avoid having a day job. Strangely enough, this gives me the freedom to run this blog. I write just about anything that can be considered art. I also occasionally post articles that may or may not be relevant to the theme of this site. You’ve been warned.
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2 Responses to Browsing Through Borders on a Lazy Labor Day

  1. yassy says:

    Hahahahaha enjoyed this.

    Liked by 1 person

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