A deep slumber

Swallowed by the sea

I dreamt of a million painted faces

Staring at me.

Laughing lips

And shining eyes,

They captured my mind

With their lies.

Watching them smile

From deep within my dream,

Walking their ropes,

I stifled a scream.

The ground beneath me collapsed,

And then I was falling

The faces inched closer,

On all fours, crawling.

The wind in my hair

And fear in my eyes,

I crossed the road

Breaking all old ties.

The bags in their hands

The smiles on their faces,

I knew old love

Never left any traces.

As I opened my eyes

Looked out at the sea,

I smelled the wind

And fresh earth under me.

Feeling the weight

The noise of this lull

Clinging to the edge

Of a life so dull.

I gathered myself

Shirking the memories

Leaping into the unknown

No more telling the stories.

One step at a time

A new life and a new place

My shadow abandoned me

As I struggled to find my space.

One step at a time

I am now wide awake

Living among strangers

Until I sleep again.

Eternal escapist, in love with books, football, and long drives. Follow me on IG @ komorebi5

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