Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 15
“For today’s prompt, take the word “Anti-(blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new word or phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Anti-Hero,” “Anti-Aging Cream,” and “Anti-Gravity Shoes.”

When reality becomes abhorrent
you need a dreamland where you can smile.
As time there is banished, stay awhile.
Creature chatter is fun, I’ll warrant.

Compared to humans, they are au currant.
A land of dreams enriches and beguiles,
when reality becomes abhorrent.
You need a dreamland where you can smile.

News from outside? cinch to ignore it.
Have fun, gather fairy dust in piles,
then watch it vanish in swirling styles.
Join me in Dreamland, life here is buoyant,
when reality becomes abhorrent.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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