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by Nevada Kerr

Sand in my eyes
I enter the dream
Morpheus watching
For the Opium Queen

In a lullaby coma
I swim the night stream
Leaden and breathless
Amidst Sibylline leaves

I touch the benumbed
Happy Valley drones
With a feverish kiss
I warm their cold bones

Wide awake
On a bed of thorns
Biding my time
I draw in my horns

Thunderbolts fly
Where sleeping dogs lie
They carry no thoughts
Back to the mind

In the waters of Lethe
The sight of a future
I'll never forget

Close my eyes
Go out of my head
Waiting is a torment
Care is a dread

Written by © Nevada Kerr
September 26, 2003.

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