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In the sanctuary of dreams

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Woken in a dream, still dreaming.

 

The storyteller stands in the hidden doorway,

slowly turning he leads and descends,

to where canals on fire flow slick with oil.

 

Metal muzzles twist, 

grotesque against a dead dog sky.

Muddied barrels frayed by blast,

opened in full bloom.

 

Disembodied heads, still veiled, 

their black holed mouths un-screaming.

Instead,...

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