In your other life,
you are a warrior princess.
You fight and spar with the younger men,
tell stories and crack jokes with the older men.
Your husband is strong and wealthy and kind
and looks upon you like you were ageless.
You face dragons with your sons
and dance around in fairy crowns with your daughters.
You listen to the wisdom of the widows
and bedeck the young women in flowing dresses.
You eat mutton with your mouth open
and sing sweet songs on the lyre.
Your skin is tough
Your belly full
All you see in the reflection of the waters
is pure beauty
In the morning, you watch the horizon with hope
In the evening, you sprint through the forests,
climbing the tallest tree
just to watch the suns go down.
You dream of flying
and the next morning you sprout wings.
You whisper to the ground and it grows.
All your ways and your days are full of magic.
Imagine now that this other life
is not too far gone,
that it is yours for the taking.
You are full of possibility
Your life is meant to be
a thing of legends.