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She sees

a rocket ship, sleek and red, shooting to the moon,

a cave, deep and dank holding secrets yet to be found,

a purple and pink swirled shell that fits on her back,

a pirate ship with a teddy bear crew,

an art gallery where every drawing is a masterpiece,

a log in the middle of a cool, green forest,

an adventure waiting to begin.

I see

a bill to be paid

a responsibility,

an obligation,

a chore.  

When did my eyesight become so poor?

(C) Sara Ackerman 2016 

4 thoughts on “Pretend

    1. If only I still retained the secret of how to see beyond the ordinary into the realm of extraordinary. Sometimes I catch a glimpse, but they become less frequent as the years progress.

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