August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

A Reader in the House of Books

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He didn’t use the library’s
self-checkout machine,
instead bringing the book
to the counter
when the pretty librarian
was behind it.

To see if she gave a reaction
when he slid
A Spy in the House of Love
across the counter
with the temptation of asking
if she’s read the book,
this specific copy of the book,
because it would be
very lovely to know her fingers
had caressed the words
and slid each page to the side
to get to the next page,
like peeling away
layers of a fantasy
getting closer to the center.

Which page corners did she fold down
to mark her spot when
she paused reading?
A break to take care of a craving
or drive to work at the library
or maybe meet her friends for wine.

But she’s a librarian, and she would find
folding page corners
to be a crime against the book,
preferring to slide an erect bookmark
between the layers,
fitting it snug and safe
until she’s ready
to slip back into the fantasy again
and hear Anaïs Nin’s
soft, French-accented whispers in her ear.

He doesn’t ask the librarian if
she’s read the book.

It’s enough to see the
slight rising of her eyebrows
and the brightening of her eyes
before she returns to
the expression she wore before.

It’s enough to plant the seed
of this book in her mind,
and cause her to imagine reading it,
maybe even with him.

He will imagine sitting
next to her on the couch,
naked under a blanket,
taking turns reading to each other,
trying out their best French accents,
laughing while aroused.

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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

16 thoughts on “A Reader in the House of Books

  1. Very seductive. Men do you like the librarians

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  2. libraries have become very on trend again. and not just for sex!

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  3. Books are sexy! And this poem is sizzling for any book lover just as myself. Oleana

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  4. lovely undercurrent you have here

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  5. Very creatively written. I LOVE your imagination!! How you wrote this poem just flowed and sparked my imagination as well. Thank you! ❤

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