afraid they may
learn other truths
than the ones
they are allowed
afraid of the truth
and how it might
change the past
they want to believe
afraid the books
will allow them
to think for themselves



Bob Heman

Bob Heman spent most of his adult life working in libraries and archives. His poetry and collages have been widely published. Bob recommends the National Coalition Against Censorship.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Monday, August 21, 2023 - 11:28