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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Imagine Nation

by Chris Butler

The great escape,
to where no one runs wild
and the mind cannot
envision what the eyes
cannot see,

is sprung from serving a life sentence
in detention,
when all of my friends are pretend
and I ally myself with animated animals
speaking with squeaky voice boxes
fluently in my native language,
to keep me awake and daydreaming.

We role play misadventures underneath a smiley faced sun with watchful, starry eyes shaded by black Ray-Bans,
until the day passes away when sun showers and Technicolor rainbows morph into afternoon moons and twinkling twilight,
when I must return to the real world.

But I can’t make myself believe in make believe.

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