Vicarious Lit 101

Sometimes I live my life through books

The stories I read

Are the stories I tell

When I don't know what I'm doing

Where I'm going

What I'm becoming

I take what I can from my stories

A message that rings true

An expression out of the blue

Even an interest sparked anew

Books are precious gems of inspiration

Offering words of knowledge and insight

Into someone else's fantasy world

Most revealing.

If I could meet people

Like those in my books

            I know we could be friends

            But what happens when in real life one pretends?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I love ending on a question.  Screw old-fashioned sonnets whose style is beginning with a question and ending with a resolution or commentary.  Concluding with a question is so much more open-ended!

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