My dreams flutter around me,
like butterflies, beautiful and elusive.
Bright hues of yellow and blue engulf me
and yet I am only now able to take a breath.
I extend my hand,
a regal monarch butterfly lands on my palm.
our eyes meet, and a most curious thing happens
a silent exchange.
Then the floor collapses and I'm falling
the butterflies fly up and around me
almost like I'm lifted on their wings
I'm like Alice down the rabbit hole
filled with excitement, but riddled with anxiety.
The colors disperse and slowly begin to fade away
and darkness begins to flood on all sides,
panic sets in. I begin to kick and scream, but still, I'm falling.
THUD! I've finally reached the bottom.
I struggled to try and stand on the strange spongy ground.
and began quickly look around, fear clutching at my heart.
I see nothing only darkness. I fall to my knees in despair and salty warm tears begin to flow down my cheeks.
Then I feel it, a little flutter.