Fate’s Library

Don’t worry

As she stares

Down her bespeckled nose

At you.

She’s not angry,

She’s just –


Absent, but glad,

Because now you’re here – look!

Her lips curve quickly

Upwards, warm,

And welcoming.

Because you’re here, you’ve come,

And she anticipates your joy.

She hands it to you, with a wise nod.

She’s seen inside its pages

And she knows you will enjoy it.