Doppelganger

By RC deWinter


© 2016 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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corner chair
lamplight shining
curtains open to cloudless starry sky
in the shadowed evening i sat
book in hand

eyes tired
mind tired
soul tired
three or four pages
and i slept

dreaming of what awaited
could i only escape this dead box
that does nothing but keep out the rain

and in that dream
a map unfurled
a path to where i want to live

every detail outlined
in perfect logic
the who and where and how

i woke on fire
and ran to the window
to gaze at the stars
awaiting my arrival

there were no stars
there was no sky
only a mirror image of the room
blotting out the waiting world

and as the dream dissolved
map crumbling into hourglass sand
i heard the fates laughing
© 2016 RC deWinter
The window in this sitting room reflects not the outdoors but a mirror image of the room. Just a bit of subtle surrealism... see less

© 2016 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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corner chair
lamplight shining
curtains open to cloudless starry sky
in the shadowed evening i sat
book in ha… see more

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