Bookstore Wonderings


I wandered around wondering why I came

knowing it wouldn’t be the respite of my hearts need

I would buy things I’d never look at or read

they’d end up in a pile, later to be discovered

and I’ll think to myself,

“Oh! There you are! I’ve been looking for you.”

Then place it in another TBR pile to forget

for more centuries to come.

This will be my forever routine

a cycle I’ll never forsake, because this is my happy place.

Buying more than I’ll ever need or read

and somehow,

for some reason,

this is okay.


~Marcie Bridges

©23 March 2021


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