I feel like a lizard twisting out of my old skin,
Stretching into the new world, feeling new life begin
As the book opens, I read the moments into existence,
The authors and publishers yield to the reader’s insistence,
My cat can’t read, but learns the human language through osmosis,
Am I just like my cat, and learn it all when the book closes?
As I close my eyes tight, I see the future glowing,
It’s not dark, there is warmth, it is all in the knowing,