Inside the Pages
By: Jasmine Perez
I have scanned nearly every possible
shelf in each bookstore and library
and have never experienced a book
that has warned me about the tragic dark stages
a book that also reminds
me of all the light in myself.
But I don’t blame the authors
for the misleading lies about life.
I blame life for being so
that one cannot shove the meanings
into words stuffed into a book
and placed onto dusty bookshelves.
A book written about life
and it’s aspects would never perish;
the pages would never dissolve into the floorboards
of an empty forgotten attic,
waiting to be remembered.
Life, as a really good book