Joy, desire, companionship,
laughter, sharing feelings,
caring and dreaming.

Two people so alike in many ways,
painfully different in others.

All my cravings and desires
set out before me in a beautiful world so different than my own.

A broad chest to lay my head on,
listening to a heartbeat that's not my own.
Strong arms holding me close,
giving me comfort.

Cool grass between my bare toes,
earth from the gardens
embedded under my fingernails.

Fantasy, reality, fantasy, reality,
going from one to the other,
walking out of fire into
an ice bath over and over.

A fantasy world hiding beneath
a dark cloud of reality.