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Alternative Worlds

Slip into another place..........

By Ruth StewartPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Alternative Worlds
Photo by Yukiko Kanada on Unsplash

I get up and drink coffee

Eat toast

Sat at my place on the sofa.

The usual.


I talk about the things

That must be done,




It seems like I'm not here

I'm just the empty shell

Of my real self

My real self is off on adventures


My real self is swimming with dolphins,

Dodging sharks in crystal blue water

My real self is flying like an eagle

Over braes, lochs and bens.


My real self is playing ball

With golden ponies

And ice skating; twirling

And whirling through vapourous coldness.


My soul flies free,

But my body is here

On the sofa

With the dogs.

fact or fiction

About the Creator

Ruth Stewart

I'm a grandmother of four amazing grandchildren and a mum of three fabulous children. I write poetry mainly, also prose and the odd story. I live in Scotland, UK. For a secret link to watch me read my favourite poems click right here!

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  • C. H. Richard4 months ago

    Yet on the couch with dogs is the best. ❤️

  • Real Poetic4 months ago

    Ooo. Now I want some toast!! 👏🏼

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