A Phantom

by joetwo

You’re not real

Only a phantom

Only existing in my mind

My imagination

No basis in reality

What I see and hear

But my heart cares not

For I need you

Desire you, love you

Though only a phantom

You have captured my heart

Though only in my mind you occupy my thoughts

Without existence you are as real to me

As any who walk by me

More so even

For you understand me

And I you

Though only a phantom

My love for you has made you flesh and blood

A gift of belief has given you substance

More beautiful than any reality can conceive

I’m in love with a phantom

And I don’t think I would have it any other way