Poem: Alternate reality

Your mind drifts/ Into joy and bliss.

By Saif Al Hammadi 

Illustration by Shamail Al Adawi.

It’s sad but it’s true 

How your mind drifts, 

Into joy and bliss 

Not realizing the nature of its 


Reality winds you up, 

Leaving you at an abyss 

Reality hits you and you realize, 

All along what was going on  

Was nothing but your imagination.

Saif Al Hammadi is an Emirati self-taught writer, artist and photographer.

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