So many emotions hidden in a book.

Open the cover to take a look

Out they come tumbling, laughing,

Crying, screaming, grabbing

Shaking, twisting, turning

Blasting, burning, oozing, yearning,

Crying, moaning, squeezing, learning.

Scouring the grime, cleansing morn

Releasing, caressing, rocking,

Singing, praying, dawn.

What’s a good book for?


-April 23, 2007

Gwen Roath