I was certain that these reads would bring me to the waters edge soon. Fat chance! Out of the sky flies a hungry vulture, swooping down with precision towards my bare bright backside. She retreats back to the yellow clouds, satisfied, with a large chunk of my rump in her beak. I don’t have much time left, wounded and aching, quivering through the melted fire that’s devouring my belly. MOVE Jade! Get your BROKEN ass into gear and find the windy waters that lay ahead, NOW!!!
Suddenly, his face appears through the thick, impenetrable layers of dampness. It was really him. My beloved Fritz. His face was only ever revealed to me when I was knee-deep in the shit and this would definitely qualify as one of those moments. His reassuring smile squeaked through the door knobs that painted themselves between the mossy rocks. His gaze quickly shifted upwards, above my head and I took the queu to brace myself. Hammocked above me were two pythons in a spiraling embrace of lovemaking as the dragon snapped them up to feed her newly-birthed young. Serpent skin and black blood fell in buckets over my raw ass. Good god, could this possibly get any worse?!
Fuck it, I decided to rise up and run ….. my feet swam above the read floor, racing towards Fritz. His encouraging whisper carried over the terential downpour as cows and sheep pummeled from the sky. Fuck, I hope I’m going to make it ….. Of course you will, he screeches! Now, lift up those tree-trunks of yours and sail into my arms, and watch out for those flying fish, their scales will slice you in pieces! I barely escape the madness as I land in a pile at his skeleton feet.
Startled to see the flesh torn from his feet, I frantically search for his kind face. His enormous eyes bulging from their cavity, blink the orange tears from them and caress my frightened forehead.
As he crumbled to the floor to hug me, I realized that our flesh was of no significance. Our hearts and spirit needed no vessel to recognize this ocean of love. My precious grandfather, Fritz. Our hearts merged into the blackness of a butterfly’s wings and we flapped our way up into the abyss that swallowed us with honey-like sweetness.