25 Apr


I am not a shadow

nor an invention

nor a character created

for a virtual life

to inhabit scenarios

of make-believe

role play

and pretend.


I am not a projection

a fantasy

a construction

of someone

I would like to be.


I am not just

an avatar

I am corporeal

of flesh and blood

a heart that pumps

a mind that thinks.

A hunger

that burns.


And if I should play

a game

in any way

in any context

it is always

for real.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Originally written and posted two years ago. Still flesh and blood.

Art by Jack Vettriano


Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Poetry, Still Life


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6 responses to “Real

  1. veveheart

    April 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Be still my heart

    Sent from my amazing IPhone


    Liked by 1 person

  2. House of Heart

    April 26, 2018 at 2:37 am

    I can relate. I’m very real myself.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Eva Mwangi

    April 26, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Lovely piece

    Liked by 1 person


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