What do you do when books attack?
When the shelves are double stacked?
Books are piled by the thousands;
and slowly becoming mountains.
O’er the coffee table tumbled,
wife’s aggression lowly mumbled.
Perhaps you should consider moving houses?
Or build a fort, where the kids can play,
or deny there’s a problem and pray it away?
All these have merit,
(well, a little if any).
But there’s one thing to do
that’s better than any:
Start packing up boxes, and give some away.
don’t wait ’til tomorrow, do it today.
There are people who need them,
and some might even read them!
Please take my advice,
O, would-be book hoarder:
start packing some boxes,
and unburden your shoulders.
Say farewell to some books, at least one or two
for your home will expand the moment you do.1
- My sincerest apologies to those who actually write poetry and enjoy it. ↵