dreaming in the daylight

I am currently decluttering my RedBubble Portfolio, to make way for more recent art that best represents who I am now, as well as to make it easier for customers to navigate the available products for sale. As a result I will be sharing some of my old creative writings here on WordPress, as a way of preserving them. In several cases my mind, opinions, beliefs, values and overall understanding of life have changed since the time I wrote these pieces, but I still feel that they are personally valuable reminders of the various stages of my life journey thus far.

This piece of writing was first posted at my RedBubble Creative Writing Portfolio.

Date of original post: 13 June 2011

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dreaming in the daylight

of sun-washed fields and windswept grasses
lonely open expanses and summer-brown pastures
grazing cattle on a far hillside
blackbirds singing their evening song
wide stretched boughs of ancient trees
and abandoned nests caught in the branches
sunset lingering on the undulating landscape
melody of windchimes carried far in the stillness
and there under the trees
a sleeping blue-eyed monster
waiting with eternal patience
to confuse, to devour, to destroy completely
the soul of this girl
naïve and loving
too eager to be loved
she thinks he has the answers
but it will all come to nothing

of the moon rising high in the east and glowing red at dusk
of mythical beasts cast from the ocean
rotting in the heat
butterflies and moths locked in battle
swarms of gnats hover around the spirits of the dead
the chill sets in as the sun sinks low
stars flicker high in the darkening expanse
the waves churn louder on the shore
wash away the beasts
lie on the grass with the monster
pretend that somehow he can be changed to good
to love, to embrace, to connect
he awakes
nighttime descends
a single cry rings out
then silence
and nothing