Imagination Monster

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Imagination Monster

By Jamie Burns

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He comes in the most innocuous of ways,

Before you know it your mind's wandered for days.

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A passing reflection,

A stray idea,

A naughty thought that makes you red in the ears.

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For some a moment is all that he takes,

Focused again now back on their days.

But others he finds the company quite grand,

Then you're strolling along now hand in hand.

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He takes you down paths untraveled.

Adventure with characters,

Your minds unraveled.

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Present no longer in the here and the now,

Instead your mind’s gone,

Off on the prowl.

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A darkened forest,

The far reaches of space,

Depths of the ocean,

All time just to waste.

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Hours might pass or days better still,

Before you show up,

Back in the real.

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He drops you abruptly

I do have to say,

Back to monotony that fills your day.

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But if you find you prefer

The adventure

The thrill

Just wait for tomorrow

He’ll come back he will.

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