Since it's extremely useful for
Defending what my sense perception
Tells me won’t happen anymore:
Like fooling with a female hottie
Whom now I download for a body.
No longer young, I’d not assuage
The fact that I can’t act my age.
I’m like the dreamer, Walter Mitty;
And like him I prefer my dream
To liven me with self-esteem,
Like having sex and being witty.
And so I’ll go with self-deceit,
If I must beat a fast retreat.