I can't begin to count the times
the tears have fallen from my eyes,
upon the yellow, worn pages.
The words will get stuck in my head,
ruin my day,
or simply get me through it.
I never feel more relaxed
as I do with a book in my hand.
Escape if only for a little while.
The real world will melt away.
Fall into someone else's.
Become a different person.