LET ME PRETEND
I am somewhere else, far away from this,
The only sound is of birds in the trees happily.
The crime-filled streets and sirens are not with me,
There are no voices of thought to ruin my day I say.
Everything is much louder in the real world today,
Peace seems like a rare, lost, gift that will never be again.
Let me pretend that I am not here where there live trash and fear,
A little bit better, just for a moment, let me pretend.