© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
It must be that our dictionaries differ
in more than just the binding round the spine.
Perhaps mine is an earlier edition
while yours is of a novel new design.
They could be printed each in different language
for all the similarities there be.
In mine the definitions are more constant,
yours bend to fit what circumstance you see.
I will not ask to borrow yours if ever
my volume should appear hopelessly lost.
I’d rather write a new one from my memory
than stoop to borrow yours to cut the cost.
And yes, my pages, printed small, are lengthy,
admitting no convenience to the now.
But better on the shelf, ignored, unopened,
than cheaply made and incomplete somehow.
© 2012 RC deWinter
Digital oils from an original photograph shot June 12, 2010.
Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Xero Clarity,
VP5 Gothic Oils layered over Akvis Oils