I read to escape reality
Yet another builds up around me
It engulfs my being and doubts my existence on Earth
It guides me through a new world for what it’s worth.
There is no beginning and there seems to be no end
There it exists as if my long time friend.
Heartstrings it pulls, melts me it does
Words can’t explain the accompanied buzz.
It drowns me in sadness, rescues me from depression
Once a fleeting memory though left a deep impression.
Laughter and tear simultaneously appear
But have no fear not a soul deems it queer.
Among the cold winter nights,
A spark of light
Reveals the hidden words
Until dawn peeks above the horizons and hear the chirping of the birds.
Twas an encompassing journey to trek
And before the covers close I must check
That Earth is where I stand
For work is at demand.
Still as instantly night befalls
The alternative world I recall
Saves me from Earth’s unsettling mortality
I read to enter reality