Puddle of Words

I fell into the puddle

Like a portal lying there

Reflecting trees and skies

The words that drew me inward

I fell through every letter

Into a different world

Each sentence pulled me downward

The phrases building folks who

Walked on cobbled paths

Carrying baskets filled with wares

Dodging horse and carts and chickens

I fell into the puddle

Through to another place

Where the heroes battled creatures

Well defined and clear

Where the outcome was uncertain

But the action was decisive

A world unlike our world

With its hazy ambiguity

With its tricky navigation

With its dicey risking choices

With its rolling indecision

Each letter brought me closer

Every phrase painted in the detail

Each sentence led me onward

Until I reached the end

And came back to this world

Bringing with me what I learned

The treasures which we cherish

Are unmeasured when they

Are love

Infinite

Unending

I walk along the sidewalk

A library of wishes

After a light rain

Peering into puddles

Until I fall again

orange and white shoes
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