A woman, reading. The Great Gatsby or
Agatha Christie, something worn and read
Over and over, till the words burn within her mind.
Steam, foam from beyond, blocked out.
A man, daring to look beyond his pages. Claims to be Thoreau, internal.
Two smiles, one given and received.
The world ceases to exist.
(photograph by Kimberly B. Richardson. Model - Alissa Brielle)