Dear Reader

Posted by Sappho on December 19th, 2012 filed in Fiction


Dear Reader, let me coax that frown from your face. I can show you worlds no one has shown you before.

You know you want me. I could tell the moment your fingers touched my spine. And how I thrill to the touch of your fingers!

What, you touch other books just as you touch me, you say? Heresy! No other book can show you what I can. I shall take a match to any other book that dares to come between us.

Say, you look romantic, sitting there, against that pillar. I could lose myself in the blue of your eyes.

What, your eyes aren’t blue? No, never, never deny that your eyes are blue. I can see the secret blue of your true eyes, beneath that other color. Your eyes are bluer than sapphires. Would I lie to you?

Dear Reader, I have been waiting only for you. You must understand that no one will ever know you, no one will ever love you, as I do.

No, don’t close me! You need me.

Ah, I knew you would be back. I know you better than you know yourself. You would be lost without me.

No, you are not going to give me away to Friends of the Library!

Don’t think you can get rid of me that easily. You and I were meant to be.



3 Responses to “Dear Reader”

  1. Ed Haines Says:

    I have progressed beyond the frown to outright tears this week. First, on Friday, 20 children and 6 adults were killed by a young man with weapons he should not have had access too. Then, on Monday, I finished reading Les Miserables and found the final loss to cause more grief than all the other losses throughout this sad novel. Yesterday, I learned that my grade school band teacher who shaped thousands of young lives through his rigorous demand for responsibility and discipline (we and our parents “feared” this man who never struck a child) is dying. He is in his 90s but the world badly needs gentle persons who demand discipline and integrity.
    Next week, I promise to smile again. This week, I find I am grieving.

  2. Sappho Says:

    The only Christmas carol that really fits the past week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvH5GdY4JE

  3. Ed Haines Says:

    Beautiful carol. I have sung it many times in the past when with various singing groups.