Reality is a Cruel Mistress

When you’re small,
dreams are free.
Fantasy comes easily
and consumes the world around
leaving behind a place of wonder.
As you age,
the fanciful lands you once played in
become harder to conjure.
Some of the mystic element
begins to fall away
from the world it entwined,
revealing the world as the adults see it.
More and more,
the dream fades away.
The only way to get it back
is to pay
losing pieces of yourself along the way.
But reality is a cruel mistress
and she doesn’t like to share.
When she descends,
she rips away the fantasy
and stands in its place.

Prompt: Reality is a Cruel Mistress

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