The whole of existence is but one single being hallucinating by Bogdan Dragos

The metal sculpture of the moon and sun cheek to cheek
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a robust



and a pale moon,

both very friendly

and with enormous smiles

shook hands

right above her

painted on

the low ceiling

She watched them

from her bed,

lying on her back,

thinking that

they’ve always been there

and she glanced on

them since early childhood

when she first

gained awareness in this


And ever since

then she lived with

the idea

that nothing was real

The painted sun

and moon

shaking hands were not

the real sun and moon

They were an imaginary

replica made after

imaginary entities

Nothing in existence

was real

besides her

The whole of existence

is but one single

being hallucinating,


It’s only her

Her alone

And she’s lying on this

unreal bed

and staring at

an unreal ceiling

featuring two unreal



very soon the unreal door

will open wide

and a totally, absolutely,

one hundred percent

unreal uncle

will come in drunk

and in the mood to play

games with

his niece

unreal games with

unreal roughness

But it’ll be


since nothing

that exists is real

reality doesn’t


it’s all

a big, long


all of



Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. The moon and sun holding hands? Sigh. How nice…….

    And 9 months later out popped this unreal baby…..

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    1. Yep, ‘unreal’ has to be and remain the key word there. Forever. (ʘᗩʘ’)


      1. The world of fiction is safe. We can do anything we like and enjoy it…….

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        1. That’s good to know, indeed (´╹o╹` )


        2. Fiction on my friend…..

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        3. (๑╹ڡ╹)╭☆゚°˖ Yep, that’s the plan :))

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        4. Doesn’t watching those screens all the time send you silly?….😜

          Liked by 1 person

        5. Oooh, and how it does…


        6. Need a bit of funny business on the tables to relieve the monotony. Happen often?

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        7. Maybe a bit too often…


        8. Maybe….but it keeps you on your toes……just think how boring if everyone played honest.

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        9. I smell a heist on the way. be alert….😜

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        10. It better not come on my shift :)))


        11. Yes. all hell would break loose. 😜

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  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Bogdan’s sensitive depiction of abuse and its aftermath is numbing and gut-wrenching. To endure and suffer without an outlet or hope of being rescued can cause the mind to rewire itself into disconnecting. Being but not being, knowing but refusing to acknowledge, the despair that creates an altered reality that is more livable. Wouldn’t wish this upon anyone.
    Congratulations Bogdan!

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    1. ╰(*´︶`*)╯ Thank you, Terveen!

      Many fantasies are born out of a coping mechanism that aims to deal with a reality that’s simply too horrible, and this would be one of them.

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  3. kenhume31 says:

    Powerful stuff Bogdan! Heartbreaking at how “real” this scenario, you vividly painted, is! 🙁🙁

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you for checking it out! (´・ω・`)


  4. Jane Aguiar says:

    Bogdan, how can you write this so realistically with an unrealistic imagination….(feeling sad for such children)
    Congratulations friend!❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Many thanks for checking it out! (◔◡◔✿)

      Liked by 1 person

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    I love this, and sometimes it feels that way and especially to kids, a really good way to cope when things are bad.

    I love the way you began and the way you ended this piece Dragos.
    As always a pleasure to read you my friend. Sending you a big hug Joni.

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    1. Yeah, children would be the first to retreat in a world of fantasy when the real one is too hard to deal with. And as they grow up, the fantasy world grows with them. That’s how a lot of artists are born…

      Thank you for checking it out, Joni!

      ( .づ◡﹏◡)づ. hugs back

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  6. jonicaggiano says:

    My pleasure Dragos. You have a real talent for taking a few words placed on a page that bring such an impact. You are right about the birth of artist, I have always believed that this was true. Sending some hugs, and love your way, I am so glad Terveen found you. Sometimes I feel like you are talking right at me, and that has to be the sign of a great and intuitive writer.

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    1. Aw, thank you! (´・ᴗ・`)


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