Tiny sparks flicker in darkened void
In guarded moments he lets his mind wander
How fares his Mayumi?
Of his sweet Akemi
Purple ribbons, pony tails
He wonders a bit longer
Seconds passes at a crawl.
The hose a writhing, snarling snake coiling his arms
Aft, steam hissing, a musical interlude of angry cries
He looks ahead
A grim visage of a man stares back
Mere reflections through opaque lenses
A window (his only)
A suit so soft, a reprieve so false
Against a crunching invisible onslaught
He stops shorts
Tasukete at his lips' edge.
Iie, he lightly laughs
His mind smiling as his hands suddenly remembers icy rivulets
A stream, so cold, so soothing
Mayumi chuckling in the distance
As Akemi splashes about
Pony tails spraying icy cold droplets
The images hazy, the sensations so clear
A sharp pang unnoticed.
Who is that calling?
He hears shouts
All in the fringes
Voices in the peripheral
So distant yet so close
Is that Kami beckoning him a journey,
A land he’s heard but never seen,
As bluish lips let slip,
Daisuki desu, Mayumi