I always thought that when people say they don’t enjoy reading, they’re doing it wrong!

I always thought that when people say they don't enjoy reading, they're doing it wrong!

Read
by Ann Turner

Do you remember
learning to read?
That book full of squiggles
like ants, escaped.
the teacher’s big thumb
on the page,
your heart beating inside
afraid that all you’d ever see
was ants—
Then a word popped out.
“See,” and another, “cat,”
and my finger on teacher’s
we read “I see cat.”
I ran around the room
so happy I saw words
instead of ants.

The Reader (1910). Frank W. Benson

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