Dyslexia

 

 

 

My brother reads a book in two days

One of the kids

Johnathon

Once claimed to have read eight books in a week

 

Apparently there are competitions

In which speed readers devour novels

At a rate measured in minutes and seconds

Their thumbs would literally ignite if they were

not kept moist by the

constant application of saliva

in an air-conditioned room

under the watchful eyes

of adjudicators who make sure

that they have understood

every word they purport to have read

at such a

swift

fleet

scorching

indefatigable

unimaginable

truly awe-inspiring

terminal

velocity

 

Me? 

I fall asleep after two paragraphs.