Closed Books

The cover is thicker than all pages combined,

but own the pages, you’ll read the best short story.

Three ways to own the pages without being fined;

Trust first or forever thirst for story. Sorry.


Be understanding to understand chapter two.

He wrote with goodwill despite errors in scenes.

May whoever lacks any cast the first stone. Few!

Not being stonned doesn’t feel that bad, ’cause we’ve all got sins.


To chapter three, loyalty will give you the keys,

four if you can handle one, two, three and still read on,

you’re proof of loyal. He’ll open up more with ease.

There four, you’ll read it in four, not three ways. Pardon.


Afraid the book won’t open up without the four.

For before my door I need to know, friend or foe?