I don’t have signal to call you and I don’t have time to text so I’m doing this through talk to text I apologize for any typos I don’t know exactly where I’m at it’s completely dark I felt around for any doors or Windows but there’s nothing the only light I have is from this phone and my battery is at less than 5% I hope that I’ll get the chance to send this to you but if I don’t hopefully they can get the message to you one way or another I don’t know who put me in here and I don’t know why but I’m here and I’m alone I’m hungry and thirsty and I feel like time is running out the memories that do come back are hazy men in suits shades their faces exposed although I can’t for the life of me remember what their facial features look like at all it’s as if that part of my memory has been wiped on purpose my body feels as if it’s taken a terrible beating but I don’t remember anything like that I hardly remember anything about my life it feels as if I’ve been in this dark room for my entire life at least I can still remember the you though I periodically hear noises noises that force me into one of the rooms corners for safety and when the noises her over I can smell food I have to walk on my hands and knees so that I don’t step on it and I find my food on a plane metal tray with no utensils I eat with my bare hands it’s never enough food but I guess it’s better than nothing I don’t know how much longer I can survive in here it feels like I’m wasting away and my mind is starting to play tricks on me staring into darkness listening into less than silence for so long has made me start to hallucinate I suddenly remember late night Wikipedia research when I heard about sensory deprivation for the first time the ganzfeld effect was it called I don’t remember what I do remember is spending summer nights with you walking through that open field that was only a five minute walk from where we lived coming out onto the grass and being so far away from everything it seemed I remember laying down on the grass and looking up at the stars light pollution gone away just for that moment so that we could see everything in the night sky as if it was all put in the sky just for us I don’t know if I’ll ever get the chance to see you again and that thought terrifies me I don’t know what I did to deserve this what I knew who I spoke to all I know is that I need to survive on a moment-to-moment basis I don’t even know if it’s day or night how much time has passed my beard and hair are long and that’s the only way I have of knowing that quite some time has passed I always cut my hair short and stayed clean shaven sometimes I can sense that someone is trying to talk to me I don’t know if it’s one of the men in the sunglasses but I do know that I can’t hear their voice rather I can hear it but not through my ears I’ve plugged my ears to test my theory and I can hear their voices even after I do it seems as though they’ve gotten in my brain as crazy as that sounds my battery is at 1% I don’t have much time I can hear the noises now I’m going to click Send I hope this gets to you and if it does please don’t forget me I’ll never forget you
There was water up top the quick and light cast scathing down on ankle cuts and toes splayed out and hanging. Hollow walls of stone making noises under the city screaming roses from above. And he sat there and he watched and waited and heard a voice.
He sat down in the water cold and splintered off in the distance, the tunnels going on and in. He listened a little more.
Deep below the rest of them was he, in tunnel walls and water sent miles beneath to sit and wait and listen.
“What should I tell?”
Drips from stalactites and light cast dimly, shimmered and split off the cue to just remember what it was to tell.
“What makes you?”
The droplets could have said that for all the effect and all the change and scene. A yawning buffet off the side of the chasm sent its heart outward, till the catacombs were alight with the sounds and sear.
That must be enough. But the stalagmites said otherwise as their calcium split round and gave off ethereal colors, shapes, and hues.
“No it doesn’t. What makes you?”
The walls sucked in their stomach and held their breath. The air hung perilously thick and gathered into moss when it got to the lungs.
“Why can’t I see you?”
“Who are you?”
The walls exhaled a time and wine slipped spreading on the fountain to his right. There was no time to time.
“Matter makes me.”
“I’ve enough matter as it is. Why does your matter matter?”
He noticed the man with the trunked face sitting beside him, all smiles and gaiety and the water was drawing norm warm.
“But I’m matter that moves.”
A snort and a laugh from the trunk of the man of the tunnel of the chasm of the catacombs of the
“A neat trick. But I’ve seen it. Give us another reason.”
The trunk said another, and the colors were swooning their imbued hues beneath cavelight that drew near each eye and nose.
“I can think. And reason. And wonder. And dream.”
“And a great good it’s done your lot.”
A great good. A great good said the trunk and now he was seeing the sounds in the darkness, not wondering but knowing as they came along.
“Where am I?”
His legs were up on the ceiling of the cave, sent spiraling down and again and whoop watch your head before the rain comes again.
“I am who am.”
“Why can’t I see you?”
His eyes were in the trunk, being swirled and spun around as the void split one way and another. Branches came from the trunk that was a trunk.
“Either you’ll come back again or you’ll be gone forever. Either way you can’t stay. Either way it’ll all move on with or without you. In twenty thousand years you’ll be not even a name.”
“Then why say anything?”
The buds were up and gilded on the crest, the waves of the cave spent and washed of company. The dark voice came to resonate within the matter that moved.
“Does there have to be a reason? Tell me.”
“I don’t know what to say.”
“Give yourself the reason.”
The trunk was gone, and the cave went alight and shining splendor, ripped and rapt clean from the stomached walls. The light came even there and lit up the dark voice.
“Wake up and find your way.”