Sunday, October 27, 2013

Accidental Bookmark Art, by Cynthia J. McGean

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.
Accidental bookmarks
Rescued by careful caretakers
And resurrected as 

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