when I am lying in bed
and I am meant to be sleeping
and all I can think about
is how one day I will die
and I will know nothing
just like I know nothing
when I am sleeping,

I close my eyes and go
into a different place
a place that is infinite
a place where I can imagine
anything that I can think of
which is anything at all
and I let myself fly there

in the life of another person
who does not exist
and will never exist
and maybe it’s silly
but just for a little while
it’s like I am immortal
for I have surely known
a hundred lives in one.

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