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Remedy  •  22 February 2021  •  Fiction

Gentle Solace

By Alice Winn
Gentle Solace

Thrust into scorching abyss‭ ‬

blind ambition burdens my back‭. ‬

My brain grinds against the broken glass‭.‬

Pixelated horror dreams‭ ‬

pour through the screen

and my bloodshot eyes strain open‭.‬

Still wide open‭. ‬

But just as the flames lick my skin and burn it‭,‬

as the edges of my vision begin to fade and I no longer recognise my own reflection‭,‬

a familiar melody hums over the screeching cacophony‭.‬

Fingertips touch‭.‬

Gentle solace pours over my head and washes over my feet‭.‬

I could not sleep with cold feet before‭. ‬

A tender sight for my weary eyes‭,‬

an oasis among the desolation

vibrancy in the midst of my demise‭. ‬

That’s how I know‭,‬

why I smile so boldly as I drift off‭ ‬

even when my senses are lost‭ ‬

even when I have sold my everything‭.‬

When I am dangerously ablaze in ghostly inferno

Or freezing neck deep at the ocean’s edge‭. ‬

My hands stay warm for only you my friend‭. ‬

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