I love to look at notebooks,

And I try to never buy.

Since I'm afraid I'll ruin them,

They'd stay on shelves to die.

The paper will turn brittle,

The covers soon will tear.

I guess either way, if used or not,

They end in disrepair.

So maybe I should scribble,

Rip out pages, and revise.

Though I'll buy them sparingly,

Or make my own to try.