Magnum Opus by Jennifer Chushcoff

If I must burn, burn me
with my books.
Let leaves fall
and crisp,
let poets sing me to sleep
their lyrics,
a lullaby.
If I must burn, burn me
with my books.
Let loose the mad philosophers and
all those clever novelists,
even the fact-based wonder writers,
I want it all.
All the thoughts – the language of my spirit,
singed in script,
an alchemical triumph.
If I must burn, burn me
with my books.

*Jennifer is an author, artist and DIY-enthusiast living the dream in Tacoma, WA. Her writing includes fiction, nonfiction and poetry with work in anthologies, magazines, a letterpress print and in the award winning pop-up book, SNOWFLAKES. Her latest book for children, EASTER NUMBERS, arrives January 15th. She hopes to connect with you at www.byJenn.com to discuss plumbing projects over petite tea sandwiches and a 7 and 7.