Arrested Fantasy

Written by: Krystal Cochrane

                                         I’ve etched my life in shades of cream,
                                           Colour a luxury found only in dream.
                                             To live my life in black and white
                                        Will choke my soul with endless night.

                                             I’ve dreamt of spicy golden suns
                                                                  Igniting
                                                              radiant fires;
                                                           Of silver moons
                                                                 Hushing
                                                              starry choirs.

                                          I’ve dreamt of sweet emerald jungles
                                                                Meditating
                                                            portraits green;
                                                       Of dark violet storms
                                                              Thundering
                                                             music mean.

                                              I’ve dreamt of sour amber deserts
                                                                 Burning
                                                           coral red skin;
                                                     Of  tanzanite glaciers
                                                                 Freezing
                                                         diamonds therein.


                                   But colourless passion sequesters my heart,
                                     My lustrous pomegranate crumbles apart.
                                               Classic ivory saturates my eye
                                         Fantasy arrested and charged with a lie.