05 Mar

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/Faded Romantic

I wrote this a while ago. We are all real, behind the avatars.

Art by Jack Vettriano


Posted by on March 5, 2023 in Poetry, Still Life


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7 responses to “Real

  1. veveheart

    March 5, 2023 at 3:35 pm


    Sent from my amazing IPhone


    Liked by 2 people

  2. EraGoddesofLove

    March 7, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Made-believe! Caught you! Kusszz

    Liked by 1 person


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