I push back the clothes in my closet, trying to find a wall – hoping that I don’t.
I hope another world exists back there
Maybe better than our own
Narnia or Never-Never land or any other land I wish
That any of these would exist at my fingertips
Perhaps the attic holds the key
And that is where I might find
Another world of fantasy
Where dragons and fairies do exist
Where beanstalks grow into the clouds
And in the sky a phoenix soars
Bringing a message to Dumbledore
If I gave away all my candy
If I was a good little girl
Do you think they would let me in?
Into that other world?
Would there be sugarplums, marshmallows
And “peppermint canes - with stripings of yellow and gold”?
Would the nutcracker dance with me
There would be giants and ogres and dwarves
And knights with gleaming swords
And princesses in distress
Rapunzel would throw out her hair, and let me come up to play
Oh how I hope
There’s a world back there
Behind my fingertips
Behind the coats and shirts, behind the broken door
Oh how I hope they’ll let me in
So my adventure can begin