Dreamless Questions

“Darling, do you even know
what you’ve missed because of me?
Would you still want to stay?”

Have you ever wondered what my dreams are like? What you would see if you looked behind the mask on my face? Would you see colors? Light? Hear sounds? Have you ever wondered about the faces I’ve glimpsed? The conversations I’ve had? The ones where I’m just a spectator, or seeing through the eyes of someone unknown? Would you even want to see, if you knew the kinds of things that lurked in the shadows? What about the times the beauty of my dreams brings me to tears and I cry through closed eyes? Or when the beauty and tragedy of my world falls from the sky like a waterfall? Would you want to see the ones I have with you in them? The ones that exist in a world where I am not hiding behind a mask, because I don’t need to? Would you want to see what you’ve missed? What you could have had with someone else?

Would you still see me as the same person?

© Sarah Doughty

Would you still want to stay?

6 thoughts on “Dreamless Questions”

  1. Hi there! You have a beautiful gift when writing— you bring out some many mixed emotions and capture the complexity of human nature. I’m in awe of it. I also really like how, based on the few pieces I’ve read, you seem to start off with a quote and expand from there. It’s very intriguing! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great rest of your day! 😁 ~Kelsey

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    1. Oh thank you so much for the kind words, Kelsey! I like starting off with a quote for a couple reasons. First, they are almost always the quotes I use for my Instagram photos, and second, they help catch reader’s attention. I know my prose can be long at times, but it’s (hopefully anyway) worth it. 😊

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      1. My pleasure!! I’m a bit long winded myself— I appreciate the lengthiness in others, too. Write for yourself and if you happen to be long or short, you’ll know when it’s done! I look forward to seeing more of your work! 😊

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