I Wonder…

When I close my eyes and want to go to sleep, I think of death, instead of sheep.

When the world closes its eyes, and can no longer see, what does it think of? Is it sheep? Is it me? When the sun sets and day becomes night and the demons come out and sanity takes flight, does the world’s slumber become a nightmare causing a rumbling, grumbling quake of the earth?

Ask me another because I just don’t know. I dream of death.

So. Last night I had a dream.

I dreamt of Joy and joy and smiles and laughter. Things that I remembered, but then… after… Her face became molten. It seeped and it cracked and it melted and dripped down onto her lap. Her eyes still had their sparkle, she couldn’t lose that, even though one was sitting with the drips in her lap. But her voice was a bubble, the velvet was gone. It sounded like gargling glue had gone wrong.

I awoke with a start – or was it a stop? Either way, I sat upright. I was sweating and hot. My mind was spinning away with the wind and more than the others, I thought Sin had sinned.

But it had nothing to do with me, I am sure. Joy simply couldn’t deal any more. I couldn’t blame her really, I had been there too – all the deaths and the screams and the horrors down to me, and the ghosts that haunt in the dark I can’t see – so why did I dream of her face becoming goo?

For a while I just laid there, staring up in the dark. My mind drifted like a leaf on a breeze whirlpooling in the park.

Was I was telling myself that I should do it as well? Take my own life and leap down into hell. Maybe I knew that by just being alive, it all carried on, the beast continuing to thrive. But I couldn’t, I wouldn’t, I didn’t have the strength to draw the final curtain and bring it all to an end.

But perhaps, deep down, I knew that I must, lest the world, due to me, crumbled to dust.

That knowledge I bury under a mountain of guilt which I pull over my head like a thick winter quilt. I’m doing what’s best and what’s right and what’s… easy. And if they give me the drugs, it’s almost lemon squeezy. And I’ll continue to ignore that I know Joy is right. That to kill herself was to win the fight. If I don’t, then I know that I’ll have to stand up and be a man. I’ll have to commit suicide. But I don’t know if I can.

When the world closes its eyes, and can no longer see, I wonder, does it dream of me?

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