Gently Used

I’m not a prolific reader

But I prefer used books

For the underlines

The asterisks

The highlights

The folded page corners

Seeing which words were important to them

Maybe they can be important to me too

Fredrick Martyn is a medical student, writer and poet, originally from Toronto, Canada. He has written for the medical satire website GomerBlog and his poetry has appeared on Pulp Poets Press and Half a Grapefruit Magazine, among other places. His words can be found at

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