Monday, March 18, 2019

March Slice of Life Challenge Day 18: Overdue!

For the month of March, each day I am writing and posting a slice of my life, hosted by Two Writing Teachers



March Slice of Life Challenge Day 18: 
Overdue! 

November checkout. 
December: missing. Renew.
Look under beds, van.

By January - 
second renew. Return search 
through backpacks, bookcase.

And February - 
third renew. "Can you please check
again at school?" Sigh.

March notice arrives.
MATERIALS OVERDUE. 
Library guilt keeps.

Sunday afternoon
it appeared - casually placed
on top of book stack.

No one could explain
how it got there, where it had
been. Return. Pay fine. 

5 comments:

  1. The books go wandering. Great when they return.

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  2. Oh my... I can relate. Love this book's disappearance and reappearance told through the passing of months.

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  3. Hooray! How can anyone lose a book entitled "Unicorn of Many Hats"? What an awesome title and idea!! My daughter and I will have to search in our library for that one. Thanks for the suggestion. Also, glad is reappeared (mysteriously:)!

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  4. This has happened to us! The organization of this poem is very clever and, oh, how I feel for you with the passing of time. Where do these books go? How do they come back? And a special thank you to my library for allowing unlimited renewals on books with no holds.

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  5. This one had me laughing. Seriously, where do these books go? This happens to me more frequently than I would like--renew, renew, renew--not because I'm reading but because I can't find the darned thing to return it! But somehow they usually turn up.

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