My car dragging across the rugged asphalt
Running on empty, getting ready to die
And why does it have to be so damn hot?
In the distance...no...seriously?....
A bright, red and white castle is flashing on the horizon
It could be my imagination but....
A sound from the engine startles me
Wait...not the engine, my stomach
Okay, so I need some food....fast
So I drive up to the castle and gaze in awe
The sun's rays bouncing and racing across it
I walk in and bells chime at my arrival
Soft music drifts towards me and pulls me in
I scan the room and decide to sit down
Walking across a checkerboard floor
My nose is stung with smells of food and...
Suddenly, out of nowhere
The Queen floats over by me and says she'll give me three wishes
I think long and hard, my eyes scanning over tiny black words written on the table in front of me
There's gotta be a catch to this...
Can it really be that simple?
And where the hell's the dragon?
A loud roar erupts from somewhere in back of the castle
My question is answered and I rest my case
Flames billow up from behind the long shiny table to my right
I decide to avoid that particular area
The Queen, in her white and red gown and black crown, asks me once more what I desire most
Nervously, but surely, I tell her
She smiles and then disappears from my view
I take the time to analyze my surroundings
Who knows when I shall return to this place?
The walls are decorated with a large mural of people
Perhaps the other royals? Possibly depicting the story of battles long passed?
The windows, sparkling with the setting sun's rays
The Queen returns and places a small, box into my hands
She smiles and tells me to carry on with my day, safely
I nod to her, say the same, and then reach for the exit
Once outside, I take a deep breath of fresh air
Blinking out the sun and baking in the damn heat, I return to my piece of shit car with the dents and flaws
And slowly drive away
From the local Dairy Queen