First, a woman devoured by light
Appeared like a thief in the night
Recklessly excavated the forgotten, scruffy grave
Of the corpse of my bottled aches
Followed by the man with curls
Whose thumb can cover my face
Dragged me by the collar to the lake
“See! See! Can you recognize yourself?” he teased
And then, look! An enormous smoke dances with the wind
Man, I can’t see in here!
Wait! Help! Where have you taken me?
I can’t move! Remove me from this tight room!
Oh God! Oh God!
What have I done to my life?
Consuming my breath to wickedness
Sleeping over the necks of your men
Hear me! Hear me cry!
On my knees I will lie
Let me taste the stars in the sky
I beg you, please, hear me cry!
(Inspired by the short story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)