Read by Carrie Fountain
Before I bury my head In yet another book
filled with magic and mythical monsters,
I sigh, for I have a wish
That can only come true
In a real world filled with magic and mythical monsters.
I want to be a superhero who fights magical beasts,
Makes brave decisions and performs miraculous deeds
While fighting for my beliefs!
I want magic, I want mystery!
You say it doesn’t exist
With a dismissive roll of your eyes.
But I cannot help but wish!
Hope, you say, will not deliver for you.
You will never have your silly magic wands and unicorns!
And I say to you, yes,
Hope will not deliver,
Nor will any amount of dreaming or wishing,
But the whole entire point,
Is How Far Away It is.
There is an uncompromising distance
And the myths and stories read by a girl,
Whose opinions don’t matter
Until she is eighteen.
Complete is my desire for sword fights and dragons,
All childish notions have been completely snuffed out
By the growing foot of adulthood,
Which still hasn't found