A Powell’s Shaped Heart

Wide open doors
lead to a front room
brimming
with books and bookmarks
picture postcards
mostly of Oregon

color and whimsy abound.

One floor up is
Prescott
Moss Green Room
six years of shelves
thousands of volumes
of love and hugs
trains and heroes
elephants and
Kisses.
Newer editions include
encyclopedias of Skylanders
Japanese readers
an emerging aisle that he will read on his own.

Next door
Grey signs mark
Nona
rhyming picture books full of
swings and trampolines
trains and fluffy blankets
Illustrated alphabets
C is for cats,
curls,
cuddles
crayons.
A room growing too fast
for even this
avid reader
to keep up.

Coffee shop in
back
is warm and caffeinated,
calm music of
rain pattering on
windows
plays while
stories are devoured
and imagination Is served
with hearts in the foam

One could delve deeper
into the esoterica of a life

Sisters playing
on the first floor

Travel section
upstairs

YL and TSPC
to the left

Sewing on the mezzanine

Nooks and crannies
crowded with stories

Star Trek popping up
in unexpected places

Odors waft and intermix
books, coffee
rain
blackberries
the ocean
baby shampoo

Come in and shop around
viewing is free
in most rooms
and prices are fair
for those who tread lightly

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