Thursday, July 23, 2015

poem in progress

my parents had been 
great readers
before TV
my mom
would discover 
an author
and read all 
his works
at the library
                        when i came
along there was
no reading 
only TV
but there were 
the stories
about the books
the library

a kind of
for books

then priesthood-
high school

no girls

bored me silly
started reading
for the first time
jules verne
robert louis stevenson

magnificent escape


was mocked
by an effete priest
for reading
kids’ books

ignored his rudeness

the world opened

July 2015