Madison Hoffman



From the car

Hasty goodbyes

Before sprinting

Through the door

Then slowing

To take it all in

The whispers and murmurs of patrons

The musty smell hanging heavy in the air

The smooth feel of book spines

As your finger trails across the shelves

This is a safe place

A haven

A shelter

But also

A gateway

A crossroad

The nexus of

A thousand worlds and ideas….


A joint venture of Sabot at Stony Point, Blackbird and New Virginia Review, Inc.


Copyright © 2011 by The Redwing's Nest and the individual writers and artists.