What does it matter?

The mysterious cover
The flip of a page
The words slipping past my eyes
A character develops
Their life knits into mine
Their cares are my cares
Their worries are mine too
It’s ridiculous how much they all mean to me,
Them being fictional and all
But what does it matter?
I learn from them,
They make a home somewhere between my heart and my prefrontal cortex
Influencing everything I do whether I realize it or not
And I may be considered strange or pathetic,
But it makes me happy,
So what does it matter?


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