I loved to read as soon as I learned how,
although I had no use for Dick-and-Jane
or even Spot. From then to beyond now
I turn to written narrative as main
amusement when awake and sitting still.
Selecting English as my major just
to keep on reading, I have found and will
a way to reading novels, cause I must.
My kids are ready readers too, but less.
My first-born favors film, and I observe,
regardless of her work, her love, all stress,
she finds a space for movies. She’ll reserve
a screening like I carve out time to read,
arranging hectic life to sate a need.