Koi fish swim inside

the pond of my mind

nibbling at the edges of my dreams

distorting the colors

from yellow, green, and blue,

to black, orange, and white


Often times

they forget to add the splashes of orange

creating dreams of black and white

the colorless images playing as a movie

and I simply an onlooker


The black and white

bleeds into my reality

sucking the living color from my vision


The koi of my mind

refuse to restore the color to my reality

for only under one condition will they return what is mine:

I release them from the cage of my cognizance


But truly

it is a dilemma

for I cannot live

without them.


  • Author: Nicole Brant (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 14th, 2018 11:36
  • Category: Short story
  • Views: 16

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