Slice 26: Bookends

School days are like bookends

On one side, the early morning rush

And on the other, an attempt to successfully navigate bedtime.

School days are like bookends

Some days the books are neatly placed on the shelve

Held in place by the sturdy structures.

School days are like bookends

Other days the books are falling off the shelve

Or have even dropped to the floor.

School days are like bookends

Starting with kisses and hugs goodbye

And ending with kisses and hugs goodnight.

School days are like bookends

Without a successful beginning and ending

Everything between stands to fall apart.

School days are like bookends

These two predictable and strong pieces hold everything together

Including me.

5 thoughts on “Slice 26: Bookends

  1. I love the repetition in here and the comparison of the beginning and ending of the days. You are so right. There are a million ways those two bookends can keep everything together or let it all fall apart!

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  2. This is such a great way to describe each day, a series of bookends. I enjoyed reading this, especially being at a Friday, the end of the week, bookend.

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  3. I’m exploring so many of those bookends in my writing this month. Thank you so much for conceptualizing our lived lives in the form of bookends representative of school days. Amazing Slice!

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