Today is my Tuesday routine –
It has been since I was nineteen –
When I visit the Library
In all of its finery
To sate my thinking machine.
My library list is quite long;
I wonder if some don’t belong
On my list to be read
Before I am dead
Who cares? I’m chugging along!
I don’t think I’ll make it today
For the weather is really quite grey:
With the sleet and the ice
And the power off – twice! –
I don’t think I’d make it halfway.
My weekend had now been extended
As my classes are cancelled – splendid!
With an hour or six
I could learn some new tricks
Or read just as I’d intended.
So I’ll curl up with my blanket
With some coffee to feed my habit
And the cat in my lap
Will take his long nap –
Now where did I put that book jacket?