Imaginary friend, you gifted me
a fantasy world full of creatures and
introduced heroes, bards, mages and thee.
We rode dragons, battled demons on sand
beaches and vanquished evil wherever
it roamed. With a shining army marching,
at my back, we took city streets over
never fearing the darkness encroaching
even when tramping about foreign lands.
‘Cross oceans we sailed, thru gas clouds & stars,
exploring, playing at conquering lands,
crowning ourselves king and queen of stars–
Then falling back into my office chair,
to smile and plan for our next great affair.
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I didn’t have one imaginary friend. I had a whole army full of them. I used to imagine them arrayed in ranks around me as I walked down dark city streets. They gave me courage when I needed it and comfort on those lonely walks.