Teen Poetry Collections

I Like to Read

by a young man, age 13

I’m into hard stuff
Like 16-year-old stuff
Reading harder stuff than 13-year-old stuff
Stuff about symbiotic relationships
Mathematician stuff
And medical symbols.
They’re interesting to me.
I like dictionaries and encyclopedias, too.
You learn consequential information.
“Consequential” has many meanings.
I like words with lots of meaning
Like “efficiency” and “permeability.”
I like to break down the words
So I can pronounce them.
I like to read,
It’s good for your neurological needs.