Dear Library

In the beginning

We connected right away

You had a lot to talk about

Such as Billie Holiday

As I grew older

You taught me

My mind consumed with information

Ruby Bridges ... I could not ignore

Now I am a teen

You bring me JOY

I see the world differently

Growth of girls, such as Rose Marie McCoy

Young adulthood ... Here I am

Still the best of friends

Learning about new cultures

Martin Luther King ... who did not pretend

I have reached maturity

You stood the test of time

Phillis Wheatley and Langston Hughes

Dear Library ... You DEVELOPED my mind

Invisible, 2023