Bibliophile (24 Feb ’17)
For eight hundred bucks I can buy
A ticket one way to London.
For three hundred bucks I can try
A road trip to Cali for fun.
For nine ninety five I can get
A glimpse into Chatterly’s mind.
For four ninety five I can learn
About Huck Finn’s chaotic life.
For free I can get the good book
From a hotel collecting dust
And to distant past times I look
And see a God wanting my trust.
To travel is nice if you’re rich:
You need freedom, money, and time.
But reading’s great for all people:
All you need is a creative mind.
Till I can visit India
I’ll read the Bhagavad Gita.
Till I can see New York City
I’ll follow Daisy and Gatsby.
Until I go to Alaska
I’ll see White Fangs in the tundra.
Until I can visit Japan
I’ll reread the manga again.
Until I can afford to leave
I’ll pick up a book and read.