A Private Place to Read

by Dawn Colclasure

Teddy bear lays overturned
Perhaps to hide his eyes
as the girl sits,
Turning pages,
Inside of the box meant
For the television she does not have.

So much for TV--
It is the magazine she sits reading
That grabs her attention
Her imagination
And pulls her into a world of
Robots, software and outer space.

And there she sits,
Remaining hidden,
Quietly perched on a piece of furniture
Meant to entertain her in any old way.