On The Nature Of Fiction- a set of haikus

Henry Fuseli - Woman Reading, Seated Before a Window
Henry Fuseli – Woman Reading, Seated Before a Window

Sometimes it’s painful
to think that book characters
aren’t in phone books.

Fantasy, I think,
is reality saying,
“Look how I could be.”

Books aren’t escapes;
they’re mirrors of what we know-
just more exciting.

I think that it’s cruel
how fiction has a way of
slashing my heart out.

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