well you can't and you won't and you don't stop
April 27, 2012 8:31 AM Subscribe
Name That Poem: It's about reading all night.
posted by dlugoczaj to writing & language (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
About 10 or 12 years ago I read a poem about someone staying up and reading all night. I believe it begins "Well, I can't stop reading" and keeps going along those lines, about what happens in the speaker's mind and what happens around him in the world while he keeps reading. (I'm quite sure the author was male, hence the "he.") The poem wasn't very long, probably about a page, in a slender column, and didn't rhyme.
I loved this poem dearly but can't find the copy I surely saved somewhere. I'm already late for Poem In Your Pocket Day
, but this would most likely be my pocket poem if I could locate it again. Anyone recognize this, who could steer me toward a new copy? Googling "can't stop reading" and such have failed so far.