I Wish You by Roy Moller

peace like the back of a bookstore –
knees drawn up, your triangular chin
nuzzling a lucky mug of coffee.

I wish you the ambiance of book cellar –
calor gas cylinder, stylus tucking into
Songs From A Room.

I wish you the sexiness of flexible volumes
fetched from the olive green
bays of the bouquiniste,

shrugging, smoking, standing by the Seine
and pricing foxed pages
with a pencil.

Roy Moller
Roy Moller was born in Edinburgh, brought up in Leith and now lives in Dunbar, Scotland. His debut collection Imports was published by Appletree Writers’ Press in 2014. He had his last useful, enjoyable hangover around 1992.

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