The letter below is a work of fiction:
My dearest Halima,
I write you on this cold September evening with unsavoury tidings.
As I’ve delved into my research on mind and reality, I have contemplated many things, and my findings have diverged horribly so.
I have conjured beauty unknown and unseen,
Chrysanthemums of ethereal brightness, from the bossom of deepest fantasy.
But also the effigies of darkest dread, from the bowels of terror and fear.
My reflections have unveiled worlds most wonderful, and those most grotesque!
And now I skulk in the one remaining place of refuge,
My sacred space.
Dry desert of thought
Remission for sanity
My sweet lemondrop,
I apologise for my extended absence, but I do not know when, or if I will return.
I write to beg your forgiveness,
And implore you to sever your love,
For I have gone where mere mortals must never go.
And if I should return, I will not be the same man that you once loved.
I crave a mindless stupor
I will not leave you wanting. That knob by the bedside lamp, the one we broke on the night of our second anniversary? Ah we were both caught in such a lustful drunkenness…
Yes, that knob opens a safe in the wall.
There is more than enough for you to live in comfort without me.
You can grow that vineyard you’ve always dreamed of.
Alas dear dewdrop, I have found that much of reality happens in our minds;
So my sweet Halie-pie,
Dream mostly of beauty
And exorcise your fears
Is what the mind makes it.
Relinquish your love
Let it burn and let it smoke
Sacrifice it all
That it may drift back to me
Hope riding the winds of love
I hope you enjoy this, I have been craving some time to write freely. To alleviate my mind, from the rigors of my new book’s promotional campaign.
Hope to get your thoughts on this post. It’s the first time I’m writing in letter style.
- Colleen’s tanka tuesday – ekphrastic photo chosen by Anita Dawes.
- Eugi’s weekly prompt – ‘Reflections’
- Reena’s exploration challenge – ‘Sacred space’
Be sure to check out my new book’s launch post here;
Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.