When I think romantically,
reality comes to save the day,
& I become very determined
to see things in a realistic way.
But I romanticize the reality,
getting a rise out of my fall,
till I have realized once again
this is not reality at all.
It’s a plain, simple idea
I’ve tried romantically to teach.
Just like the place of my dreams,
reality I cannot reach.
Copyright 2000 Brett Nicholas Moore