My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Prompt # 53: “Dreams” by The Corrs – although I prefer the original version by Fleetwood Mac:
Lost in the midnight mansion,
Wrap your dreams around you like a shawl.
Take care as you mount the stairs,
There’s no one to catch you if you fall.
Open doors to empty rooms
Beckon you as you go running by;
Shadows scuttle in the gloom
Just out of the corner of your eye.
Footsteps echo overhead
In the attic of your house of dreams;
You can’t help being afraid
When nothing is ever as it seems:
Walls and floors shift in the dark;
Window shutters slam shut in your face;
You hear the chime of a clock
Scattering dust as it resonates.
Under the roof, a skylight
Illuminated with creamy light:
Unwrap your dreams and attune
To the daguerreotype glow of moon.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016