I Kissed a Book

(for Meg Kearney’s Secret of Me)

Finished. 
I shut it. Held it
with both hands
brought it to my lips,
eyes closed.
Books illuminate
kisses, but instigate
…a different story

Well…the depth pulled me in.
Roots strong
as the story itself
structures, references
story of story, all in the after
words describing what my blind eyes felt.
Depth that comes with
Knowledge.
Work.

 

Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

Stefanie Cole is a teacher-librarian who has always known the joy of reading, but, in teaching writing to Grae 7 & 8 students, has discovered the joy writing brings.