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9 Songs for Merlin and Freya 1. Lady of the Lake Heather Dale
Merlin stared at the still Lake of Avalon before him. It was calm now with the sun glinting off the surface, not showing a trace of the turmoil that had been there when he had brought his beloved Freya to its banks. His heart still ached with the memory of her. He dismounted his trusted horse removing the bridle and saddle from its back and allowing it to roam for a short time. He walked out into the lake feeling the cool water and smooth silt against his feet. Quietly, Merlin walked deeper into the lake feeling the water surround him. He floated staring up the ever changing clouds.
Suddenly behind him Merlin hear a great crash of water like a great fish breaking through the water's surface. He turned around eyes wide ready to use his magic to get away from whatever creature was intent on ending his existence. To his surprise,
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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