- Gabriel Gonzalez
Through mysterious magic
and the plights of supernatural beings,
they can briefly erase
the anxiety of their upcoming exam.
Through the passionate love
of two polars,
they can briefly immerse
in a world with no heartbreak.
Through the comedic antics
of a troupe of misfits,
they can briefly find a reason
to laugh amidst a demeaning day.
Through the tales
of unexpected heroes,
they can briefly bolt from the dull monotony
and experience adventures of grandeur.
Through the unbridled success
of genius detectives and determined sidekicks,
they can briefly put aside
their fury at a judge’s corruption of justice.
Through the horrorifc bloody houses,
haunted with shrieking souls,
they can briefly feel the thrill of danger
to avoid thoughts of the office tomorrow again.
they can briefly escape
their hopeless dilemmas.
But it’s only brief.
Whether good or grave, reality is inescapable.
Fiction will always
be on the shelf,
proof that magic is not just a fantasy.