Are a strange and almost mystical thing,
I heard a physicist, recently,
Describing the idea that the entire universe is just a thought,
And mentioned lucid dreams, as an example,
Of just how easily a reality can be imagined into existence;
Sometimes I dream a scenario so real,
It comes with an entire history of fictional memories,
My dreaming experience is so embedded within a logical timeline,
That waking up is very disorientating—
I have to convince myself that none of it was real!
That I’m not even me;
Like the time I was the first human to step foot on Mars,
And as I looked at the very real scene around me,
I had some incredibly intense and totally unique emotions,
As I thought of all the years, and dreams, which had got me here,
That after all of the intense training and preparation,
We had actually made it to Mars,
I was standing on the planet Mars,
It was unbelievably magical;
Then the bewilderment, and grief,
At waking up and realising that entire scenario wasn’t real;
Humans hadn’t even made it to Mars, for god’s sake!
Lucid dreams can be fun and frustrating!