What do you read? they ask.
Lots of things, I say.

About butterflies and suicide,
wizards and tigers and shipwrecks.

About Unfortunate Events
and foreign lands.

About traveling and eating,
loving God and letting go.

About romance and second chances
and third and fourth chances, too.

Of course, hobbits and elves,
Saints and Sinners and gun fights.

Of how to teach
and how society functions.

Of stories and memories,
heartbreaks and losses.

Of Mice and Men…
Anything, I read it all.