DescriptionCopyright 2017 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
in the middle of the night the planets collide another big bang the air is brown thick full of unbreathable chunks and i am alone on an earth aflame spinning toward what's left of the sun
i gasp and choke and then awake dizzy disoriented alone in a bed drowning in tears and sweat my skin on fire the freezing room for once a comfort instead of a prison
i heave myself up and stumble to the window needing to see the sky needing to know it was only a dream and there are the trees and the river shimmering under a softly melting moon and for the first time since i dont know when am glad to be alive
~ copyright 2017 RC deWinter
The full moon shines down on the tranquil Housatonic River near Cornwall, Connecticut on a peaceful autumn night.