• Gary Hunter

Expected Brilliance - Oct. 1, 2021

she bought me an Italian writing journal

of archaeological leather

in glyphic design with a biblical buff

and a wrap strap to bind

its ancient off-white pages


its mysteries just waiting for a shelf

with a destiny of dust

forgotten in the next hundred years

when books return to rarity

until some connoisseur rouses it

from its sleep


but like treasure hunting yields empty crypts

expected brilliance might reveal

just the notation


Christmas 2020

Love, Mom

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