I’d likely wither
into a man with an empty mind.
Some of them lure me – others may
while I turn pages, mesmerize .
Fascination is occasionally my state.
But I do often wonder:
how can an author know so much?
Of course I read some works
now and then, and know they’re not for me.
But I’ve been blessed by
the phenomenon of reading
and by the prowess of those
who have a knack with a pen in hand
or a computer at their fingertips
to share their gifts with folks like me.
I often forget their names within a week
but that doesn’t mean I am not grateful.