when she was little
she used to arrange all her stuffed animals
around her in order to read stories to them.
sometimes her parents would peek in on her
and join the crowd,
careful to hide their amused grins
when she'd make up voices for her characters.
the result was so much fun
that she now that she's older,
she'd like to take her show on down the road
and become the new story lady
at the local public library,
and weaving magic
to an audience that could giggle
and dream with her.