Angela Topping

December 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Mean Librarian

The mean librarian
gives us dirty looks
Makes us wash our hands
before we touch the books.
Hates us coming in,
says we make a noise.
thinks we can’t read
says ‘Books are not toys’.
She stamps out our books
like she’s stamping on our toes.
Always says, as if we wouldn’t,
‘Take good care of those’.

The mean librarian
checks in our returns.
Looks inside them carefully
for crumbs and stains and burns.
Slaps them on the counter
as if she’s slapping faces
then takes care to put them
In proper numbered spaces.
The mean librarian
will be satisfied when
all the books are safe on shelves
and never borrowed again!

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