It Never Happened Again

A LIFETIME IN FOUR NIGHTS

I lived another life in a dream,

Each night returning to a lost world,
Each morning waking in a panic,
Not knowing who I was or where.
Not remembering my name,
So strong was the dream,

So real that life.

Night after night, each dream
A continuation of the last.
Living and loving, alive with
Those souls who held me close.

We spoke a language I don’t know.

But I grew old in that world
And died, surrounded by love,
Peaceful in my last days.
A full life, lived nightly,

Until waking that final time
With a sadness so heavy
It never heals, I was left
To live only this life,
And speak only these words,

A language I don’t know.

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