|Before Taking a Dump in the British Library
||[Apr. 10th, 2011|09:20 pm]
and so he sits in a half gloom'd room in the British library, |
with the tourists, surrounded
by dusty – no, not dusty
but old and old things ought to collect dust,
it is a trope – texts,
famed or important or certainly
said to be at least.
and What do any of them mean?
and What does he want with them?
He wants you. He loves words
not books, and there was an earlier train he might have caught.
but if this is his attitude to individual books
then what of his desire for the specific female?
Perhaps you are only recent to him.
Certainly, when drunk, it wouldn't much matter,
but he isn't able to read after drinking, yet.