Once upon a time,
My life strummed to the rhythms of fantasies
I hid from the world in a pocket of my mind,
Remaining distant from fear and reality
Laughter, kindness, tears,
Shared over the school email
Two hundred days of friendship over text
But you were so far away…
In my hometown
I saw your face and died inside
(There was no way someone this cute would ever like ME…)
And yet you saw through my small amount of self-esteem
Oh, the compliments
Could it be that I am beautiful?
Could it be that you feel the same?
Could it be reality and not fantasy?
Second time we met and it was
A glorious summer afternoon
You told me that you loved me
I knew I loved you too
He is everything I've ever wanted and more…
And for once in my life he isn't a figment of my anxious imagination
He is reality and he loves me for me
I literally feel like I'm on top of the world