Floating in a glowing warmth
Under a constant, hypnotic beating heart.
Softly, whispers from distances
Telling of what the future holds.
Your strings tug at me,
directing my every move.
Keeping me in-line
for fear that I fail in some way.
When shadows expire
beneath the cold hand of night
I lay eternally still.
Peering from old raggedy blankets
Walking through the summers dead
in admiration of color and shape
smelling the freshness of winter's arrival
with anticipation of ice and snow
You approach with covered veil,
hiding whom you are inside.
Slowly you move around the room,
searching the eyes of the horde.
Somehow you see through the fog,
able to discern my falsehoods, my deepest lies.
Looking past the façade I’ve built,
keeping all my secrets safe.
In my palm I held the world.
With everything it offered,
for what its worth,
my hand clenched tight.
Lying in silence beside me,
waves of numbing chill press.
A stare into nothingness,
leaving behind past moments of life.
A once empty place
A void of dark space and eternal nothing
Slowly the rising color
The trickle of trivial things, the deluge of mindless thoughts