Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a place where the sun shines

and there's always a refreshing breeze

to ease the heat and make you close your eyes

to welcome the playful wind.

Where fields of poppies and sunflowers dance,

a happy army of color

to brighten even the grayest day

and make your lips curl into a smile.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a perfect world where

someday and soon are real measures of time

that are actually realistic.

A planet that grants wishes,

like candles being blown out on a birthday cake,

stars shooting across the sky

twinkling with possibility and promise.

Where a dandelion isn't just a weed,

but a gift that recognizes the heart's true desires

and magically sends them to the divine universe

to put in motion a plan to enlighten those yearnings.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a place that has time machines,

that allows the impossible,

like the opportunity for a second chance,

or a chance to relive moments you wish you could bottle up

and replay over again

with all the delightful sights and sounds and feelings

there to appreciate once more.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a world that celebrates adversity

and encourages the underdog,

that is so often dealt an unfair hand,

to rise above and conquer fears,

to grow stronger with the support of a community

and find peace in a place where pain once was.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a time where we don't have to

say goodbyes to the people we could

never live without

or worry about the time on a clock face.

Lately, I've been dreaming

of a beautiful world

where you can just be free.

And that is enough.