The Desk

The Desk

A Chapter by Dave Brown



An old worn wooden desk

With one badly braced leg

A thin and crackled spindle

Like the shell of an egg


Once painted a beige

But now worn all through

Slivers and cracks decorating

A single drawer, not looked into


The chair, its companion

Shows the age they share

And a half read novel, open

In this place, with this pair


But no eyes are looking

No words are now seen

The unused reading glasses

Not relaying literary’s cuisine


The bookcase that leans gainst the wall

With one wood framed, panelled, glass door ajar

Where magical moments wearily wait in vain

With the lamp of knowledge’s magic star     


Dust, is now the desk’s single mate

Only its thick coating gives attention at will

No one seeks out the lone reading glasses

By the book, on the desk, by the cracked window sill






© 2020 Dave Brown

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You & Bad Bunny are cosmic brothers, when it comes to relishing old other-world relics. Both of you have written a number of highly-inspired poems, just gazing at some dusty moldering piece of junk. Coming up with a whole backstory about how some hunk of junk fits into your antique reverie. I am the opposite. I have no sentimentality for junk at all. Being a smart a*s, I got many trophies in high school & I threw them all away right after graduation. That's how much I love to linger on an old moldering storyline (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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touché . . . you win . . . I'm just a fraud

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