She would lay in bed for days at a time with bloodshot eyes filled with water — dreaming of the harmonic drone of the great beyond.
Her ivory rocketship was beautiful — glowing beneath a blanket of stars — and almost ready for takeoff, but she had one last promise to keep, so until then she did not sleep a single wink.
She often rose from her lonely bed with bitter thoughts of sadness torturing her weary head — idolizing the thought of being dead, and waiting for that day of promise with never ending dread.
Little bugs and caterpillars gnawing upon decomposing flesh — slowly reuniting the corpse with the dust of the earth seemed a pleasant thought to the twisted mind of the lingering undead.
“There’s nothing in this world that should break your mind!” The girl silently screamed as she peered through the moving pictures that seemed to dance about her TV screen.
A cold chill washed over her as she quietly walked to the bathroom and peered into her darkly lit eyes.
She was feeling worn to the bone, and began to wonder if she had enough left inside — enough to make it through to the end, back home in time.
Then all went pitch black — dark as midnight.
As the girl floated through deep space — she gazed upon the impenetrable void of the abyss. A helpless feeling of debilitating terror swept over her body and seemed to take her to a place not of this world, but a place inhabited by another kind — a cryptic creature of considerable beauty and cognitive competence.
And as she plead with the cosmic brute of arcane origin — a thick haze clouded her vision, and all went dim as the moonless night faded into a manic blur of iridescent splendor.
A bright light shining from a towering obelisk appeared not far ahead, so she moved toward it, and upon reaching the monolithic orb of hot burning energy — she opened her eyes, and found herself back in the nostalgic comfort of her bedroom studio, back in the warm embrace of her mortal love.
“Are you awake?” A strange voice whispered.
Lukka’s “Encounter” is dripping with experimental brilliance of galactic magnitude, and is streaming just about everywhere music is obtainable. The album is also now available on cassette!
By Jesse Gilmore
Jesse is a freelance writer, experimental artist, and the founder of the indie label, Santa Rosa Records.