You’re always giving, my therapist said.
You have to learn how to take. Whenever
you meet a woman, the first thing you do
is to leand her your books. You think she’ll
have to see you again in order to return them.
But what happens is, she doesn’t have the time
to read them, & she’s afraid if she sees you again
you’ll expect her to talk about them, & will
want to lend her even more. So she
cancels the date. You end up losing
a lot of books. You should borrow hers.
~Lending Out Books by Hal Sirowitz from Good Poems.
Why don’t you borrow some library books instead? Thank you to Maggie for the reminder of National Public Library Week. I may be a bit late but I say any day is good day to celebrate the library.