[2022] Secret Library

He says to me,  
spend less time spewing      
such long winded drivel    
and you'd have more poems    
than me after all the years      
you've been registered    
at this poetry website"    
I says back to him,    
if only you were more    
observant, you'd know    
that I do have have more    
poems than you because      
I've been sharing others    
here under additional    
pseudonyms you're not    
aware of, which I've    
personally never kept    
Now, just as one should avoid    
judging a book by its cover    
likewise don't judge an author    
by the number of books    
on his or her shelf      
be it seventy    
or seven-hundred    
for the reality could be    
but most important of all    
keep this in mind:    
despite shelves accumulating dust    
those who seem like open books    
straight up on the level    
and having been around for far    
longer than folks can remember    
are bound to be crooked spined    
with missing pages likely found    
in secret libraries;    
All that really matters    
is the endings you write    
to your own damn stories    
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 17th Jan 2022
Author's Note
loosley inspired by Stephen King's "Secret Window, Secret Garden"
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