GO: BLIND Vision
i heard drumming, deep as a thousand thunders.
i looked up. the moon started to spin.
it spun so swiftly it threw out sparks.
they spread over the sky. some fell here.
the trees began to burn. they became fire
bushes. the flames leaped along the rope.
i rushed to pull LUMEN free from the inferno.
before i could reach him the moon shot out
of its socket. a million fireballs exploded.
the shocks shook the ground. it opened
beneath my feet. i fell through a tunnel.
how long how far i fell i do not know.
time and space had no meaning. after that
eternity the tunnel ended. i landed like
a leaf tossed by the wind. or maybe i was
wind. i tumbled, over and over. i rolled
through great evergreen forests. i flew
over calm clear lakes; up a cascading stream
that had its mouth in icy mountains. i passed
over all these things. i came to a city.
a vast crowd was marching as one, as if
to some solemn purpose. i don't know what
it was. i could not understand their speech.
then thunders rattled the city. i was pulled
into another tunnel. this time i seemed to fall
upward. i could not breathe. i called for help.
through the thunders a voice whispered to me
'open your eyes.' i did. i found myself here.
but here is changed. the brightness is too great.
i'm blinded by it. what happened to you?
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