Piaku for Pi Day

3 Library
1 work
4 today is this:
1 each
5 art book brought to the
9 scale.  Weighing topic, format, date, circ,
2 author,
6 curricular need, and
5 reading level.  I
3 remember
5 being a long-haired
8 student in the seventies who
9 enriched my imagination with
7 these themes, paintings, and artists:  
9. African art, Picasso, Cubism. 
3  Knowledge made
2  my world
3 expand and
8 at its edges my brain probed for
4 a vibrating
6  possibility.  But
2  I sneeze
6   from dust thick on bindings.
4 Now an elder
3 with glasses, 
3 I try to
8 judge these books with their black and white
3 photos.  Could
2 they stir
7 anyone today?  Scan the
9 barcode:  MAN-withdraw.  Make way for the
5 new.  You lucky minds.
0
2 I won’t
8 let your shelves stay stuffed with the past.
8 There’s room for the world to change, for
4 revolution
1 here.

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