We are told that we should never turn down

the corners of book pages,

yet I live a good book;

caressing a smooth paragraph,

looking off into the distance,

absorbing scenes,

feeling the words,

gathering in a song, a whisper, a glance,

sharing joy,

finding consolation in closure.


A story becomes part of the pieces of me.

Not quite visible though somehow tangible.


Consuming books are the nourishment that fuels the soul,

momentarily satisfying,

always left hungry

for more.Booksnbokah