Reality's Fiction

Reality's Fiction

A Poem by R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

A bit of my understanding on a topic I find quite interesting.


The discrepancy between fiction and our reality

Isn’t so vast, or different, or opposite at all

Both have unimaginable depth(s) that remain mostly unknowns

One could easily see one for the other

Like being deep underwater

One would not know the difference

Between up and down

Sunlight, or darkness

Perhaps the two extremes of the horseshoe

Are almost identical or connected

There is a closeness

Between imaginary and real

As both feed off each other in some way

And play off what is lacked most,

Possibly, understanding it all

Reality and imagination

Are sometimes both

Unknowable, indistinguishable

Unmistakably vivid and powerful

All-encompassing in their mystery

And bound by the chains of their truth

Endlessly stretching with questions and answers

That lead to more questions, and answers

Free (of), yet structured by them

An endless city of meaning

Stretching beyond what we can reach

© 2021 R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Author's Note

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
I promise I read every single review, and I generally will reply to them. I look forward to my next review, because it helps me learn. Even if it's just one word, I promise, I will be happy to hear anything you feel needs sharing. Whenever you write on my shortcomings or breakthroughs, or the themes of my poems, or share ideas and friendly criticism, it decides my next poem to an extent. I will listen, learn and be thankful. And 99% of the time, you'll get a reply unless you're trolling me.

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nowadays the line between reality and fiction are rather blurred my friend on many levels some days I'm not even sure if it is me typing these lines but just in case I'll finish

Posted 1 Month Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

1 Month Ago

I understand that, I struggle with mental health, so sometimes I can’t see the difference. It can .. read more
You made a really good point, there is really only a thin line between reality and fiction, you said it well. Keep writing and goodluck.

P.s it's now one of my favourite pieces that i've read.

Posted 2 Months Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

2 Months Ago

Thank you, glad you enjoyed this work. :)
I totally agree with this as i believe that reality is also quite infinite with both imagination and reality having unknown depths. The universes are massive beyond our imagination and reach even via telescopes and probes. Kudos for this!!

Plz do read and comment my newest poem too

Posted 2 Months Ago

stretching beyond what we can reach....and for me as I age...I feel the reality of life much more clearly, and yet, the fiction part becomes more of a bucket list dream...
I do like this one...fits me like a glove.

Posted 2 Months Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

2 Months Ago

Glad you enjoyed the topic.
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

it hit home.
Interesting points made here, some of which made me think of Rod Serling's old "Twilight Zone" show. Where does fact end and fiction begin, especially as ongoing discoveries reveal new realities to us? Will the "paranormal" one day become hard science? I think the best policy is to refrain from wedding ourselves to fixed conclusions.

Posted 2 Months Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

2 Months Ago

I agree, as we know more, we dig deeper into what it means to know, and "real" is but a grain of san.. read more
A wonderful thought indeed and so eloquently written my friend. And I am in agreement with your words. It is within these extremes aspiration is born with the possibility of dreams becoming reality. And when they do it makes these words more prescient. Thank you my friend for a wonderful discussion and an eye opening one at that.

Posted 2 Months Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

2 Months Ago

And thank you for sharing in the conversation.

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Added on August 5, 2021
Last Updated on August 5, 2021
Tags: Reality, fiction


R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Burlington, Halton, Canada

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