Between Yellowed Pages


Faith Christian-Ferri, Creative Writer


To live on Mars or under the sea 

and explore the octopus’ garden or opportunity’s grave 

sounds far out of the reach of any human being, 

but not so unattainable is the freedom we crave. 

The universe can be held between yellowed pages 

where magicians placed their tales, 

with the power to carry through the ages. 

Beside these worlds, reality pales. 


I have followed the rabbit into the pit 

where a joyful medium peered into the crystal 

and said, “Dear child, your destiny is starlit.” 

These words gave me hope when life was dismal. 

 Believe me when I say there is no greater glory 

to lose yourself and fall into a story.