Keeping Books In Order.

You can organize

and categorise your books

just how you want them, neat,

coordinated, by publication date,

by alphabetical treaty

and genre specific,

detailed, arranged with love

like a marriage that was not seen coming,

and yet


in all the tidying and methodical embrace

of putting the books in a system, upon

shelves and shelves and make shift piles

that befits that page turned embrace and declaration

of stand back and admire your handy-work and dedication


still find

one piece

of writing


out of place.


Ian D. Hall 2017