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A Dream of Night and Snow

Grab me by the hand
And let me show you a world
Of earth and sky blanketed
In a dream of night and snow

The snowflakes were thick and heavy
And caressed in the gentle glow of the streetlight
One boy alone in the coldest of nights
Staring wide-eyed at the snowy lights

A lengthy night was washed away
Swept up in the crimson tide I'd prayed for
My arms and heart went numb
Learning to tread water for the first time

The ocean evaporated under the light of the Eclipse
As I rapidly sought to refill it from my wrists
My Full Moon Queen cast a shadow over the Sun
And I reached as far into space as I could

I launched myself through time
In order to hear those crimson echoes
They danced across three screens
As the sword I relied on rusted away

The Eclipse faded away
Yet the ground was as cold as ever
I shied away from the harsh light of the Sun
And sought solace under the light of the Moon

The woods and cars passed in a blur
As I spent those weeks on the road
Alone with only my time machine to save me
And my dreams of possibilities

I cast my voice into the infinite expanse
Shaky, unsure, yet full of hope
Two children, one of viridian, one of crimson
Set out to carve their names in the annals of time

The Full Moon faded entirely from the sky
As a New Moon hovered ominously
A flash of pink entered my dreams
And vanished as soon as I realized it

Smoke rose in the air
As I lived the many dreams of dying men
Setting a future in stone
As the one who would tread uncharted territory

In a dimly lit room
I called out weakly to whoever would listen
A figure clad in pink grasped my hand
And vanished as soon as I realized it

I found myself thousands of miles from home
In a small room in Shibuya 104
Caressed in the gentle glow of the streetlights
I raised my hands to the night sky to embrace the snow

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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