Take me away

Colors take me away

Sweep me up in a flourish of pigment

A swarm of hues and shades

Come to rest within my head

The colors take me away

 

Consumed in a rush

Under the glow of flickering neon

The crowd flailing frantically to the rhythmic droning

She stands poised before me

Cherry lips staining her glass

Her piercing eyes

Inspecting my soul

Her intense stare

Just a ploy to pull me into her trap

But I can feel the music in my chest

Drowning all the doubt

As her fire tipped fingers

Drag me toward the dance floor

 

Colors take me away

Sweep me up in a flourish of pigment

A swarm of hues and shades

Come to rest within my head

The colors take me away

 

An ornate and gilded sky

Creating a symphony of warmth

Serenading the sun in farewell

The warm breeze floats lazily through rows upon rows of trees

Carrying the sweet scent of citrus

Towards the quaint little porch where I sit

The fading sunlight turning rough wood gold

As I rock back and forth upon my chair

The worn boards beneath me creek softly

Singing gently under my feet

 

Colors take me away

Sweep me up in a flourish of pigment

A swarm of hues and shades

Come to rest within my head

The colors take me away

 

Sunshine pours over my face

The delicate touch of sunflowers as I brush past

Bright but peaceful noise fills my ears

Birds singing back and forth to one another

The sharp thrill of crickets, hidden in the tall grass

The glass in my hand jingles quietly

Reminding my absent mind that it exists

I raise the glass to my lips

The crisp contrast of the chilled contents

Tugging me gently back to reality

Liquid flows over my tongue

Waves of sour and sweet buzzing through my mouth

I let my eyes close

And admire the soothing sensation of the sunlight resting upon my face

 

Colors take me away

Sweep me up in a flourish of pigment

A swarm of hues and shades

Come to rest within my head

The colors take me away

 

Shards of light dance on the dirt beneath my feet

Piercing the thick canopy towering above me

Trees stretching their limbs

In silent praise for the sun

Birds congregate among the branches

Their choir of calls ringing out

Squirrels bounce through a maze of ferns

Their gentle rustling blending into the murmurs of a stream

Where worn rocks create the skyline

Of a metropolis of moss

The culmination of so much life

Somehow remarkably calming 

The sharp scent of evergreens

Settling among aromas of the creek

 

The sun's final moments are waning

Deep dusk settling upon the earth

As if it was a blanket, whispering goodnight

Lazy waves stumble towards shore

Murmuring a soft shhhhhhhh

Hushing the world around it

In such silence my mind seems to sink

Floating away from me

Carried by the lulling current

Lured by the salty scent

I let it go

I will return eventually

When it understands that the tides are not reaching for me

That the waves are not calling for me

Their ebb and flow

Only a beautiful coincidence of the universe

 

Colors take me away

Sweep me up in a flourish of pigment

A swarm of hues and shades

Come to rest within my head

The colors take me away

 

Drowsy morning skies

Painted in pastels

My fuzzy best friend lies at my feet

His soft and rhythmic snoring 

Intertwining itself with my own breath

A gentle breeze winds through my open window

Almost as if the whole world is stretching, yawning

Birds begin to sing their good morning melody

As the sky bleeds from sunrise towards day

My skin tingles as the warmth radiating from under my blanket

Confronts the crisp springtime air

The soft scent of lavender

Wafting in and out

As the world begins to awaken

 

Colors take me away

 

 

 

 

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