Maybe it started as a dream.
Perhaps one night, in your slumbers,
you began this quest
hoping to see something real.
Or you touched someone.
Someone touched you back.
Maybe it wasn't a nice touch.
Maybe that beautiful someone
shoved you lightly over the edge.
Maybe, just maybe, you fell into oblivion.
Maybe it started as a dream.

But then. . . think back.
Did that dream, that glorious make-believe. . .
that hope you held softly. . .
Did that moment become reality?
Did you wake up in a nightmare?
Did you lose your purpose?
Where?
And when you fell, were your eyes open?
Did you cry for help?
Did anyone listen?
Maybe they heard you scream. . .
And left you there
Lost in your dream.