Hoping they will save her bitter soul Hoping her soul can still be saved
She dives head first into stories Filling herself with the sorrows of others
Praying hers won’t last forever
Their words offer her an escape A path away from her life A road far from her own troubles
She will travel with them She will laugh with them Cry with them Fight with them
She will make them forget their fears and worries As they have done for her She will learn their story Their history Their legacy
And when the story ends When the path comes to a stop When the road winds down
She is reminded that even the worst of storms Will end.