Note: I wrote this after a visit to Davis-Kidd Booksellers here in Nashville. This bookstore, plagued by a bad location in a snooty mall with awful parking, by e-books, and Amazon.com., closed in December. I dug out this old bit of doggerel after reading that romance novels are among the most popular e-books.
At the Bookstore
Should we pity
The nervous prey of sad crushes
Of infatuations beyond their means.
They creep through the romance paperback aisles-
Until they see-
Startle! In surprise! At who
Beside them standing buys:
All the Pretty.