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Tightrope Teaser Tuesday: The Days You’ve Spent

By Tightrope Books | May 4th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


This month Tightrope will be presenting three books from our spring catalogue! The launch will be on May 20th – more about that soon! – and in keeping with that, today and the following two Tuesdays will be devoted to the writers of these three books, Danila Botha, Anna Swanson, and this week’s Teaser Tuesday star, Sue Bowness!


Sue Bowness’s The Days You’ve Spent will be out soon, but to tide you over until then, here is a look at one of the unique, fun poems from Bowness’s collection!
Shopping at Value Village on a Weekday Afternoon


We’re playing hooky from life

on a weekday afternoon and once again

your enthusiasm for antique tin

and vintage everything

distracts you

so I can walk speedily

to the back

where someone

has been donating

some really current novels

to the book bin lately.

When I return

with my smug bargains

and an offhand suggestion

for you to check out my leavings

you are polite enough

not to call me

on my underhandedness,

pulling instead a sweater

you thought might suit me

from your overflowing shopping cart.


Make sure you order a copy of Bowness’s book (at Tightrope Books) to read more of her poems and come out to the launch on May 20th for an awesome time with some wonderful people!

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