Three truths about fiction (a poem)

Watching Japanese dramas today…

1
What in God’s name shall I do?
            This drama is a work of fiction

What did you think was going to happen?
            This drama is a work of fiction

Don’t leave me alone
            This drama is a work of fiction

It was you the whole time…
            This drama is a work of fiction

2
Fantasies are a buffer against everything

Mine are too bound to words
to escape the ordinary
too blunt to qualify as remarkable
let alone fantastic

3
It’s hard to bury myself in a story
that bears no resemblance to my being

Unfortunately
resonance is not a plot point

I either feel it or I don’t

(22 November 2018)


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