Reading

Reading

Reading is like bathing
In the wee hours of the cold harmattan season
You contemplate, should i read this book or not
Then you decide
Like a child undress before a pail of chilled water!
What would it feel like?
would the first splash hurt or soothe?
And now
The child spirals all over the place
Agonizing over the unfair water advantage
Bath must be done!
Each successive splash
Reassures us of a well meaning desire
Water’s commitment to our cleansing
Our commitment to take another risk



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