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Vignette - Soul
I kneel, alone, in the gold-and-black darkness of the temple. The water makes hushed murmuring noises as it slides past, barely a footstep in front of me.
My love is dead, dead for three days. He called for me, or so they told me. He called for me several times, and didn't seem to understand when they said I wouldn't be there. He called for me, but I did not know, and so I did not come.
Now I have come here, to wait out the night in the faint hope of... something. I do not know what. To find forgiveness, perhaps.
The river's surface is smooth and mirror-like, lit only by the candles that burn in the temple behind my back. It slips back underneath the rock wall with hardly a ripple; a person could be forgiven for thinking that this is only a floor of black glass.
I close my eyes, alone with my grief. I do not think I sleep.
There is a splash, somewhere to my right. I open my eyes and turn my head.
A tiny boat, a coracle, is making its way down the black water towards me, bearing a tall
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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