Cardinal Dreams

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt #163 “Collage 25”

collage-25

Picture of Sign Credit: Ray Flanagen

The quote “Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.” William C. Hannah

 

He dreamed he was a prince

Untangling briars

In a fairy-tale wasteland,

Breaking through

To a vertiginous

Precipice –

Swallow diving

Into a ring

Of ripples

And reflection,

Coming up on the other side

At a motel, a recreation

Of a ruined castle

Haunted by cardinals, blood red –

Only to find his princess dead.

Sometimes,

All you can do is lie in bed,

And hope to fall asleep

Before you fall apart.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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