Written and illustrated by Corey McCarty
On a tower of books the young knave sits dreaming of distant lands.
With a far away look and his nose in a book too big for his tiny hands.
He read two books about pirates and three about dragons and knights.
He’s read about trolls with eyes like black coals and snakes with venomous bites.
Two books about mermaids, one about ghosts and eight about everlasting love
Books that feature every slimy swamp creature and every creature that flies above.
Fifty years later, when he had read every page in every book from every last dusty shelf
He’d wept as he climbed down for what the old man had found
Is he had never written one himself.