I Opened Up A Book

I opened up a book

And got lost in a perfect world

This world didn’t judge me

This world didn’t keep secrets


It didn’t matter what they looked like

They were all beautiful to me

And I was beautiful to them

I didn’t have to hide


When the book came to an end

And I read those final words

I felt sad

But also better than before


Because, for a while, I escaped

Into a world that was beautiful

And dark and complex and tragic

And it accepted that I was, too.




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