I Need a Book

I need a book
A place to catch all the fears
I've been growing, when
those little tears and fissures
scratching through my heart
finally let everythin'
fall

I need a book 
Between its leather hold, 
inked in the hidden cells of pulp,
well fit words quilt
together the furious drip-
fall from old
to young  

I need a book
A river rhapsody, a bloodstream
tenderly cut in the valley mind,
the blackest dream with blackest
water, reflecting now
the world lined
in a book

-rene