Can you begin to fathom
the worlds you create?
Can you begin to question
the lives you may change?
You immerse me deep
inside your mind,
as soon as I touch the words
with my eyes
You open my head through your words
and transport me to places galore.
You show me characters that walk about
both inside and outside the two covers of your craft
Sometimes I wish to do what you do,
to write a world into the world.
Other times I wish just to read
through your new universe.
But when I read
late at night,
my head is under the covers
to hid the blinding reading light,
I think of the characters trapped in their plot
I think of the solutions that connect back to the top
I think of the world as it falls apart
I think of myself, trapped in my plot
I imagine myself joining the story
sometimes as a triumphant hero,
as the conniving villain.
I hope to join the story,
be apart of the plot,
by creating a character
that would be a star, fallen or not.
This hope I have,
is created by you.
Your story encaptures me
into a world I will forever allude.
Although I’m trapped in a plot of my own,
I enjoy the reprieve you offer through yours.
So thank you authors, from the bottom of my heart,
for stories soothe my soul, and jumpstart my heart.