Bedside Light

fantasy world
castle door

sword glistening
at night

in this world
I love you nestled

on lumpy pillows
reading Tolkien

dim light
bed mirror glare

we must sell
everything

gloves
fingerprints

musty pages
grandma gave reading

buried imagination
rich with vastness

& escape

 

(originally published in Oddball Magazine, Summer 2017)

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