A Hundred books

Hundreds of books

Sit on the shelf

Which do I choose?

Which jumps out?

Words on the page

Threaded together

Weave a story

Keep me engaged

Lure me away

From reality

Lost in the words

A tapestry woven

Thrills and spills

With twists and turns

Love and romance

Lost in a world

Of words entwined

The last page read

Bereft that its over

Still plenty more books

On the shelf to choose

To get lost once again

Away from the world

And into a new dream

Pride

Bumped head

What a surprise

Fine on the way down

Crunch on the way up

the shelf moved

The world did not move for me

I winced

My eyes watered

Hand on lump

Deep breath

Standing up

Closing eyes

Imagining stars

Nothing broken

Nothing marked

Only my pride