The tattered book,
On the top shelf,
This is me.

Torn, stained pages,
Well read and damaged.
Chapters missing.

Replaced by gleaming new books,
My story within the book,
Forgotten and discarded.

You pass me by,
My musty scent pages
reminds you,
Of happier times.

by Robin McNamara © 2018

Published by robinmcpoet

Robin McNamara is an Irish poet with over 90 poems published worldwide. A regular contributor to Poetry Ireland poetry prompts. UCD Library have a selection of his pandemic poems in their archives as a record of poems written during this period. Robin’s debut chapbook is to be published with Hedgehog Poetry Press in early 2021.

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