Beyond the Cover

A stack of dusty books 

Lay slumped on a shelf.


Today I remembered—

I've been meaning to read those.

A collection 

On the back burner.

While some swamped days 

Feel like I

Have little time, 

Maybe tonight 

I will turn through pages, 

A possible evening

To visualize, 

Like a movie just for me. 

I simply need to pick one

And go beyond the cover.