Awaken me—

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I dream,

remembering it all.

It plays in my head,

on endless repeat.

I thought I had escaped—

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You.

Those days.

The helplessness,

the pain.

I thought I'd moved on,

that the scars had healed…

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And I'm wrong,

like all the times before.

Like always,

as you loved to remind me.

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Awaken me from this eternal nightmare.

Please.

-

I dream

of you,

of the days before,

when you were kind

and I so young.

Where did it all go wrong?

When?

Tell me—

-

Tell me.

I need to know.

Tell me.

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And I cannot wake.

This is not a dream,

or a memory—

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I am awake

and I've not yet escaped.

You still hold me fast—

all an illusion,

my flight and freedom—

Morpheus, you cruel man—

Persephone, sweet queen,

I think I ate a pomegranate.

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Awaken me…

Let this be a dream.