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Poem #18

Why I Appreciate Stories

You can be an alternative to dreams,
You pull me out of reality,
You let me know of a better place,
one unlike my own.
A place where it is all possible—
time travel, teleportation,
the ability to live in different universes,
to live in fiction.
You show me the most beautiful things,
let me hear the mellifluous,
allow me to be someone else,
experience the unknown.
Though they say, on you, I should stop wasting my time,
that you’re a chasing after the wind
a pointless affair,
unlike them,
you will always be there.

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