A Good Book

By Wayne Visser

Nothing looks so innocent
And yet is so complicit
Nothing seems so ordinary
And yet is so extraordinary
Nothing appears so similar
And yet is so diverse
As a good book
Words cannot express
The power of a good book
The dizzy swirling galaxies
That can hide between two plain covers
The heart-twisting dramas
That can unwind along a trail of letters
The fizz-bubbling mirth
That can break ranks from the march of pages
Nothing is so publicly sold
And yet so privately consumed
Nothing seems so plentiful
And yet is so rare
Nothing appears so contained
And yet is so infinite
As a good book

Wayne Visser © 2007

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