PAUL ORSHOSKI

   CHILDREN’S AUTHOR & POET

 

THE BOOK BUG

I was bitten by the book bug

on a frosty wintry day.

The bug bite didn’t leave a mark

or hurt in any way.


The bug bite didn’t break my skin.

The bug bite didn’t bleed.

The bug bite simply left me with

a giant urge to read.


I read a hundred storybooks

all day and through the night.

And now I know what happens

when you let the book bugs bite.