|Found bookmark art at the Albina Branch of the Multnomah County Library|
Flotsam and jetsam spin from the library ceiling
Dangling doodles of identity
That once saved a place
In an epic, a thriller, a tale of crime,
Pausing the story for the sake
Of life -
A phone call, an oven timer, the doorbell.
Tents pitched and left behind,
Beacons to light the way home,
And measure the journey.
A grocery receipt, a baseball card,
An envelope marked addressee unknown.
A colorful splashdown of junkmail art.
Rescued by careful caretakers
And resurrected as