06 March 2012

Załuski Library

Załuski Library 3/7

How much can a set of shelves take

Lean against the wall and hold this history
take the Czar the Nazis the uprising

And press on the joints until the wall creaks

The screws strain and the drywall
pulls on its perfect studs

The smell of old paper is vanilla

Volatile organic compounds leaping
as pages turn causing the age to give itself

The smell of burning paper is endless dark