POETRY | THIS HAPPENED TO ME

Your Stories, Now Mine

A poem

Photo by Nong Vang on Unsplash

my deep imagination
transports me —
I become characters
in all your stories
and for a time, I forget
my own loneliness

so come, tell me a story
I need to feel alive —
make me a heroine
or a villain would do
take me on a journey
so I’ll forget who I am

just please, don’t leave me
in suspension —
I need to know, must know
how I will end

©2021 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

A poetic response to Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)’s poetry prompt — what do you get from reading other people’s stories?

Lori Carlson writes Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Creative Non-Fiction and Personal Essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, Nature, Loss, Death, and the LGBTQ+ community. Check out her personal Medium blog here.

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