Make furrowed paths.

Train your brain

to act like rain on a fallow field.

Follow a thought, and like a pot,

let it boil.

Trace your path

with fingertips,

finely attuned

to the feel of

the written word.

Memorize huge passages of Poe.

Become intimately acquainted

with Webster,

Shakespeare, and Hawthorne.


Because time is like a book

and each day is a page.

Eventually all books end.

Decide to be a reader,

instead of a bookend.