by Marley M., 13

I love dreaming, drifting into a life
of subconsciousness,
escaping the realities of the world,
breaking the limits we set for ourselves.
Not just dreaming in a deep sleep, but
dreaming while wide awake.

In life, stress builds up and confidence
drops down, leaving a lifeless soul
following the typical boundaries of others.
Why do we dream?
I don’t have a scientific explanation but
I believe it is a way to escape,
a way to escape the world we are locked in,
a way to let our tired minds be free.
When we dream, we tell ourselves the stories
we are afraid to live.