corey mesler



Questions of Lasting

The eternal internal interviewer
posed one question too many.
His house of cards collapsed.
I warned him that I would only
go so far, about A to Nantucket.
Now, lacking question marks
I am cut loose, a man without
a limp. Up ahead I see only blank
space, the kind of living I was
born to do. Up ahead my last
clue, the one I never really needed.

Corey Mesler has been a book reviewer, fiction editor, university press sales rep, grant committee judge, father and son. With his wife, he owns Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He can be found at



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