Only Perfect in Dreams

By: Katie Luna

I heard the fluttering of wings

Crushed by the winds of a torrent dream

I saw you there

I saw the world aflame

And my eyes burned in shame

Ashes streamed down my cheeks

But they're just ripples in a puddle

Of what used to be

That day, silence wasn't broken

But built upon

The voices hid

While meaningless paraphrases grew long

Sweet melodies now buried

Nothing rang in our ears

No sounds memorized within a decaying mind

What a perfect society it is here

No rumors, no lies

What a perfect society

Where everything there was

Is just hidden inside