Poems of the Week

The High Cost of Being Late

by Alex Steelsmith

According to a July 2 AP report, “A Massachusetts man has returned long overdue books
that were checked out in the 1920s and 1930s to the Somerville Public Library…
(He) will not be charged late fees as the library stopped charging the fees as of July 1.”

Somerville Library
stood to make thousands in
late fees, but wait—

thanks to their very own
edict, they found they were
one day too late.