April 23: The Reluctant Reader

by allisonkujiraoka

Take a step back and exhale.

We’re talking about words in lines

that possibly rhyme

and might have a tappy rhythm too:

da-dum da-dum da-do

But don’t let that scare you.

It’s just a song waiting for a tune;

a text suitable for diving in or wading through.

Deeper meaning to invoke or repel at will,

no right or wrong quota to fulfill.