I travel by magic
that takes me away
to countries and people
and places to play.
I visit with Martians,
with cowboys and kings.
To circuses, planets,
I fly without wings.
I travel to jungles
or mountains or seas,
for games I can play
in places like these.
No travel by ocean
or highway or air
is as magic as travel
by books in my chair.

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney