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.