Something for Mysterious Ways magazine. Thanks AD Doug Snyder.
Please open the book for me.
A world is waiting for me.
I want to travel far away.
To places I can’t even say.
I might step into the woods.
Trees tall as houses with hoods.
The grass is soft and green like spun cotton.
The hooting owls leave me besotten.
I might enter a dark castle.
Filled with trapdoors and spider webs.
Dungeons waiting in the basement.
Ghostly figures wandering by.
I would eagerly go on a quest.
As far as China or the high seas.
Once I open a book to read,
An adventure is waiting for me.