In the distance a pallid white elephant balances on four flamingo-like legs,
a glass obelisk atop its back.
A bee buzzes in circles beneath a first quarter moon.
Water droplets hover above the ground, suspended within a second of time.
A pomegranate casts a shadow of Venus.
A coral fish protrudes from an open fruit.
Predators it’s once engulfed surface from its mouth.
The sting of a bee,
like the stab of a bayonet,
awakens a sleeping dreamer from a more than surreal world.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.