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Boy becomes an unread letter by Temidayo Jacob (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

  1. Boy embraces his body on his bed, and shuts the doors in his eyes.
  2. Boy finds himself between two worlds: a fountain in the desert and an earthquake at the seashore; he turns to the latter.
  3. Boy becomes a mad man hearing different kinds of noise in his own silence.
  4. Boy becomes a playmate with danger in a safety box and screams for help; his screams broke the only mirror beside him.
  5. Boy seeks to see what he now looks like on the face of an ocean; he sees himself in different places, with different faces.
  6. Boy jumps into the water to hold one of his faces; his mind is captured, and his empty body returns to the seashore.
  7. Boy becomes his own earthquake; he watches his mind wander over ripples and into waves; he hears the water sing “that’s how boys lose their minds before their bodies”.
  8. Boy realizes his body holds water; but he can no longer carry himself.
  9. Boy births sunrise and sunlight in his eyes; he realizes that he has chosen a 3 dimensional world over a simple 2 dimensional.
  10. Boy doesn’t have power to interpret his dreams; boy becomes an unread letter.

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