And as the universe drifts off to sleep
light is cast upon the back of her eyelids.
Sand-sculpted images of Compassion are illuminated
as slumber pries at the edges of reality
and all sinks down into Dreamland.
At the sound of an alarm,
the foundation of non-reality crumbles
and sends the images toppling over.
they are hidden,
blending with the arid, desert landscape
of here and now.