Too bright

This carnival has crawled under my skin. What was once all the colors in the rainbow, loud in my ear and calling to me- now grates on my nerves. How come you can’t be gray? Why doesn’t it rain? Turn down the noise, please, my friend of my old age. Turn down the play to single tones. Stay in my vision. I do not want you to go. But my fear of what you will do next outweighs the laughter, and I would go rather than become paralyzed. I would give you up to save myself. The ship is not sinking, it is merely taking on water. It is scuttling itself to save itself. Is it wrong to want a hero? If I asked you to save me, would you turn away; if I begged you for one more affirmation, would you hold my hand? This carnival has crawled under my skin.

turn off the lights
open the windows wide
one sun, one moon

 

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