Poetry by Lola Gentry-Dey. All rights reserved.
I journey often to faraway places,
spent with treasured friends,
rare and unique—
life is clever with good friends around us.
First-run journeys take me like a child
perhaps across rustic bridges,
perhaps beyond orchard ways,
likely to places to be seen with new eyes.
Favorite books are second homes
built from the beauty of artists’ souls
of colorful worlds for us to live in when we choose to.
Good books stir me like lovers in the night
with their generous foreplay
tickling me to roller-coaster climaxes
and breathless denouements.
Love me with a good book’s
and soft caresses of purpose,
or not at all.