Dorothy Surrenders Jessy Randall

Going to the Library

In the library there are pathways
you follow to find out what you want to know --
imagine -- somewhere in all these books
or on the face of the computer or in parentheses
at the back of a magazine, there is
the perfect sentence, the answer to your question,
the words all around you like
the tornado in the Wizard of Oz never
go home Dorothy -- Dorothy, never land --
language can be your bed, the
beautiful wonder of all possible poems.

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