a poem by Haritha Satheesh
I opened a book and in I went
my friends, my family, my house
I’ve left everyone behind me.
Inside the book I see the world of fantasy become reality
I’m wearing the ring, I’ve swallowed the potion,
I’ve had dinner with the King,
and jumped in the ocean!
I’ve closed the book and out I’ve come
The fights, the wars, everything is done
I’ve finished the book
I’m filled with glee
For now the book is forever with me.
Was that real or was that a dream?
I glanced at the book,
it looked at me…