Pinching Cheeks

Dreaming pointlessly
Dreams inside a dream
Dream nightmarishly
Dreams defining me

The walking state humanity:
The source of pain and cruelty
I'd rather be kept safe, asleep
Unconscious, pure and deep and me

Dreaming realistic dreams
Drowning in lost memories
What is there left to see:
A past yet still unknown to me

Alas, I still would rather be
Lost in my hateful memories
Although the past so disturbing
At least there's nothing new to see

Dreamers do exist like me
Yet I find myself lone-me
Others lurk inside my dreams,
Monsters seeking my body

ending 1

This world is another dream
It's time to wake up and be free
Atop the cold veranda I see
A gray sky staring down at me

ending 2

This world is another dream
It's time to wake up and be free
Outside my bedroom door I see
A world that I'm ready to be

Written April 2021

Inspired by the ending of classic Yume Nikki (the better one) and the ending of the 3d remake Yume Nikki: Dream Diary! You can play the original for free here!

Take me back.

Take me home.