My Safe Place by Terri Simpson

Books, in the pages I escape

Stories never changing, but getting better

A million different tales, all in the same shape

A new plot twist with each letter


With every page turn, I gasp

Each character, I connect to and love

This fantasy life just out of my grasp

The perfect worlds, well, kind of


We become part of a universe

And the characters become part of our heart

Hours pass, completely immersed

Extremely intricate, a type of art


And then it ends

There is a gap in our life

Every character has made amends

Characters existing forever