As I wake worlds collide melting into one another
Reality gives way to reality
One narrative ends beginning the other.
Sleeping dreams left behind giving way to waking dreams
Real giving in to real
The same story in another form.
While waking I am not sure where I am
Living within and between worlds
The arc of the same book.
As yet unfocused and unsure I am awake yet
Is it all just one?
Is it the same story?
When awake how will I know when I’m awake?
Is this real or that?
Can I turn the page?
–by R.J. Cole (2016)