lost universes



i like the multiverse:

the idea that an infinite number 

of universes exist at once,

where every possible event or action

occurs at every opportunity 


it’s inviting to think of entirely different 

ways of life and being


it sounds like a game of pretend


pretend you have lost this universe

pretend you briefly filled your lungs 

with alien air in another universe

pretend you understood something 

that you thought,

you immediately forgot

but didn’t,


a game like this

is much too real