“The Book Eater’s Haiku” by Virginie Colline

Painting by Nigel Gillings

Painting by Nigel Gillings

The Book Eater’s Haiku

helter-skelter notes

a poem long forgotten

on her mental shelf


he’s sitting nearby

his maroon leather bookmark

the tongue of a snake


dusty yellow book

the evaporating scent

of a sepia dream


Virginie Colline lives and writes in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, Notes from the Gean, Prune Juice, The Mainichi, Frostwriting, Prick of the Spindle, Mouse Tales Press, StepAway Magazine, BRICKrhetoric, Overpass Books, Dagda Publishing, Silver Birch Press and Yes, Poetry, among others.

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