They have unfolded one page at a time,

rubbed edges, the users have not been kind.

Tattered into frayed brown and grey edges.

Marked pages with comments, deep into wedges

of favorite places, some they did not like.

Pages keep turning, the story in spite

of  critics and injections,  that seem to not count

either way, they are  offered

and will easily mount.

©  CMM   2012