Kids take their medicine
slip into bed
and hear a story.
An old man
does the same.
All the people in between
go to meetings
dress in tailored clothes
drive luxury cars
and try to get ahead.
I don’t care about the stock market
I would rather lie in bed
and go for walks with the leprachauns.
of an internal life
than being in the company of strangers
who want to steal
what they don’t have.
I like reading
books are sacred.
They’re like openning up other worlds.
A long time ago, I read to some 5th grade boys
I gave them a book, like it was worth its weight in gold
and they complained
they hadn’t discovered the value of stories.
A man can be happy
when he is well-fed
and his mind has permission to travel
This world would be a lot wiser
if everybody stayed home
I wonder why we can’t get along,
We are all trying to get what we want
My wish is for another midnight hunt
with the leprachauns
They have already driven three of my co-workers insane
There is no better ally
than the little people.
I take long walks in the woods
during a light rain
and the rabbits are everywhere.
Once you see them
you can’t unsee them.
will never be the same.