I was contracted to marry a powerful Emperor
In Ancient China. A total stranger who terrified me.
My friends envied the fabulous gifts I was sent.
But what do fine silks and jewels matter when expected
To leave everything you know and live with
A stranger in a strange land?
I didn’t love him, but in time I grew to like him.
Together we created a magic palace whose tricks and
Secrets people would still be trying to uncover
A thousand years later. I know this because I was
There as an explorer in the 21st century too.
I watched the sun rise over a valley filled with flowers.
Rainbows burst to life as the rays hit the waterfalls.
I established an orphanage on the moon. Led my
Warriors to victory. Had conversations with Caesar
And danced on the rings of Saturn.
My reality may be full of stress and my days empty,
But when I drift off at night, I rise.
I become a queen, a warrior, explorer and so much more.
I forget the fear, anxiety and loneliness of my reality
And soar through time and space in my dreams.
All that weighs me down melts away and I grow wings.