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Otherwhere or The Reality of Reality MAG
In math class, across the room she sits in the chair
Of his existence on this planet, she seems supremely unaware.
He wishes she'd notice him, or at least look his way;
He wishes there is something he could do, something he could say.
See how she seems content, without a care?
Because her fleeting mind is Otherwhere.
Otherwhere is the place where daydreams are alive.
It's the only way most students can survive.
It is the place where all fantasies come to be
It is sacred, which only some may see.
In Otherwhere, her mind drifts near and far
On pirate ships, and riding shooting stars,
Wielding a great sword in the midst of battle,
A maiden locked up in the tower of a castle.
A knight in rusty armor calls,
Bruised and sore from climbing palaces' walls.
She is safe from the terrible dragon, he earnestly swore
She returns: he could've just used the unlocked door.
He removes his helmet, and on bended knee
He begs her come, the world to see
When first their eyes do make contact
Their minds then make a sudden journey back.
They wonder if they finally have gone mad
But glancing across the classroom makes them think:
Reality's not all that bad.