Daily Archives: April 19, 2013


“My Haven” by Naomi Sved

winter coats askew on chairs
tables cluttered with open books
librarians engrossed in conversation

I breathe in a mix of old and new bindings
eyes adjusting to fluorescent lights
scan bookshelves

stacks of opportunities
fictions, biographies,
memoirs, historical novels

pick a mystery
I settle into a comfy chair
open a new adventure

“Dollar Store” by Naomi Sved

last stop before
heading home
walked up the aisle
spotted a display of bubbles
stood there thinking about
my younger years

didn't expect to see
an image of my grandmother
appear before my eyes
hear her contagious laugh
reminding me of the times
we used to sit in the grass
blowing bubbles
watching them
               float
                    away