'The Game' by Susan Christensen. She wrote the poem while her boyfriend was in jail and she missed him. She describes a game she plays with herself where she allows herself to 'fade away' and imagine an idyllic world with her boyfriend. This is world where love rules and there is no fighting and 'no cells, no courts, none of that madness'. The poem ends on a sad note as she opens her eyes and realizes that in reality she has none of that but looks forward to playing her imaginary game of perfection again.
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