If You Are Not a Reader


If you wait until the end comes, friend—
the end of the world, I mean—
to pick up a book and read,
you will never find out
how love and lust,
though cousins, differ,
and why one is far superior to the other.
Luck may sometimes nudge you in the right direction,
toward love and not toward lust,
but how lucky can you be if you are not a reader?

 

Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #165
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Lust”

Posted on June 12, 2018, in Midweek Motif, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    Amen.

  2. Ha.. this is clever. I’ll settle for the books and a tabby cat. (I’m lying:)

  3. “but how lucky can you be if you are not a reader?”…Hmmm…

  4. Yes, book do help…but I have known many a “dumb-readers.”

  5. I meant to say, “books,” but said “book,” instead.

  6. The lust for books is one of the best of all – satisfied in the moment, even gloriously satisfied … and leaving us wanting yet more.

  7. Yes, I too lust for books but by even I can be lured away to reality!

  8. Wisdom from our Mystical Teacher.

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