What of a book that might suit my fancy
where is it and/or how can I find it
does anyone know, anyone at all?
One and one again goes rejected by me
of late for one very good reason or another.
Insipid. Jarringly violent. Too terribly sad.
I read Insipid for over one hundred pages
in the naive hope that this bland new lover
might after all become The One. But no.
Two incidents only (which if only could
be erased from my brain, rotting dead
things plucked from my flower garden
and given a decent burial) led me to cast off
Jarringly Violent though the writing is
entertaining, clever, stunning in places
and the female protagonist brave.
Terribly Sad might have a chance
though I wonder why. Why must I
love characters through the curtain
of abuse heaped upon them by All
in their sad sad fictitious lives?
So I search for another golden book
to add to my (long) list of beloveds.
I am really not so horribly hard to please.