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The Tree of Good Intentions
Leafless, bleached, towering; it is the only shadow for miles and miles; unwavering and fragmented.
When the afternoon sinks, the white tree becomes aflame with sundown.
It might have been dreaming of the time when it had leaves, but it was long ago and the desert has not been any milder since then; but before, the people came to crown it with flowers. They watered it every day at dawn and sang sweet songs about its roots, fabled to sink deep into the core of the world. And the children climbed the branches and talked to it, and told it it was those branches where good intentions nested.
But before, that was before. Then the sky started to change and the nomads chased after it, and when its time had to come, the tree died.
This sunset spreads through its ancient veins a ghost warmth it knows from another thousand ancient sunsets, but there is a vibration that reaches from the sand and tells, something is about to happen that has not happened since countless moons.
And it does, and soon
Tale of a tree
The world is dark.
And... wet. Water like the smoothest caress.
But it is not enough.
And... it's strangely warm. Like... like in a warm embrace of a living being. Covering you whole.
Thirsty and suffocating.
Drink water, but not enough.
Air not enough.
Warmth not enough.
Need to stretch.
Stretch towards the weight. Weight is calling. Weight promises more water.
Stretch away from the weight. Away from the weight, away from the warm embrace. Break free.
Following the weight, going deep. Cooler here. Dark, in here. But there is water. Deep is a refuge. Deep is safe. Deep is water.
Deep is life.
Going away from the weight. Escaping the weight. Break free. It's hard to break free.
But then -
Air, and the world is suddenly open, awaiting you.
Away from the weight, there is air. It shakes you. It caresses you. It embraces you. Dancing around you, kissing you. Sweet, beautiful air.
Take more breaths. Fill yourself with