MoP 16: Icons

In a unexpected week
two public-faced men left us
in very private ways.
We, who knew them so well,
grew up with them
took them to our parties
and into our homes,
sat with them in darkened rooms,
carried them everywhere
thrilled to them, with them, by them
are shattered.

MoP 15: State Library

Apologies for the blip in transmission. I spent yesterday doing many things other than writing, including that which inspired the below.
State Library
research is done
title recorded
call number noted
city train journeyed
library stairs climbed
Dewey navigated
stack, shelf, gap
but if the book is not there
even when the librarian checks
where do you begin the new search?