Wanderlust

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She dreamed of a checkered night sky

Full of mystery and achievement,

Darkness and light.

“Give me wonder. Take me away

From these fragile lands,

Where there are unbelievable sights

And splendor,” she wished.

“For this I will give anything,

To be among the stars and gods.”

 

 

She lay her head down and slept,

Waking the next morning blind and deaf.

A man called to her:

“I gave you what you desired;

All that is beyond these corrupted lands

Is unforgiving darkness and silence.”

Cracked laughter filled her mind,

Devouring the memories of her

True love and family.

Her mind trickled out her ears.

“At the price of your freedom,

I gave you peace.”

 

The girl dreamed no longer,

For her every waking moment

Was a nightmare.

3 thoughts on “Wanderlust

  1. When I started to read this, I was not anticipating the outcome of her wish. It makes sense, in a dark and twisted way. A good little piece. Though I was thinking, when seeing the title “Wanderlust,” it would resolve in some other manner. Twists are always quite nice.

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